Saturday, July 9, 2011

Injury Update

Earlier this week I posted a blog about injuries that I and our Dachshund Franklin are dealing with.
FRANKLIN PAW - After another vet visit for Franklin this morning, his abscess/infection in the paw is not healing. So, we had to have it cultured and the next step is a surgical draining of it (which is next week's adventure after the culture comes back). - 
Actor Chris Evans didn't injure his ab
  - He was very good and patient while they were probing his paw and they thought he was the perfect dog. That is, until he came to the waiting area, and a woman brought in her Border Collie, and Franklin went nuts barking at it! :) Yup, that's our little "angel with horns."
WRIST SPRAIN/TORN? - As for my (Rob) wrist, I went to the doctor this week- wound up having Xrays because it may be a torn ligament. It's painful in one 1" area, and the back of the hand is weak, so I'm keeping it wrapped up.
ABS SPRAINED - Meanwhile, dull stomach pain was also checked out. Apparently, I've SPRAINED my lower ab muscles in my stomach from doing 150 leg lifts (I got carried away one morning) in addition to my daily 500 situps. Such is what happens when you're in your 40s and try to get healthy. You injure something. :) 
  - PHOTO: I thought I'd post a picture of Actor Chris Evans' abs - who plays Captain America in the upcoming movie. My abs are not quite as defined as his are, and he's a whole lot better to look at! : )
So, I'm being treated for that, too - in physical therapy. Oh, yeah, the tailbone pain is still there, but waning... still being treated for that "pain in the butt." Damn, it's tough to keep in shape!

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Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next