Wow! It's been so long since I've posted anything! Sorry! Things with Jemma went well. I decided against a total hip replacement and instead chose a surgery where the ball of her femur bone was entirely removed. This is able to be done in dogs because they have so much muscle mass surrounding that area that they are able to compensate really well. She is able to run at full speed without pain now! She still wobbles and crosses her feet in the back and sometimes has a slightly abnormal gait, but she gets around just fine and is not hurting anymore which is great!
Let's see, what else? I started my first online course to become certified in canine rehabilitation. I've always thought it sounded interesting, so I decided to act on it. About 6 months into practicing veterinary medicine in the real world - I started feeling discontent. I no longer had a goal. So this is part of my long term plan. I don't really know that I will be able to use these new skills at the clinic I'm currently at, but it will take me several years to become certified and who knows where I'll be by then.
I also started taking Juice Plus this May. It is a fruit and vegetable supplement. I love it and am taking advantage of the business aspect of it as well and am going to become a distributor next month. My sponsor Lorean and I have arranged a month full of events to help me kick off the start of my own part time business. My goal is to make it to Sales Coordinator in 6 months. That would potentially earn me an extra $500 a month and potentially help me pay off my school loans a lot faster! PLUS, this month is when my production starts over! I'm not in the negative anymore and have the potential to make extra bonuses at work now! If I would have been eligible for last month's bonus I would have pocketed an extra $630!!!
Lastly, and maybe most importantly, I went to a special seminar yesterday with a life-coach. I seriously need to re-train my brain. I'm tired of being negative and worrying all the time! I wish I had better self-esteem. I want to unlock my full potential so that I can achieve all my dreams and more! I think these seminars are going to be key to the re-building of my mind and attitude. I'm excited to see how it will change my career, business, and relationships!
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Jemma's been limping off and on for the past few months - sometimes in the front, sometimes in the back. So today I took her in to get some X-rays done. Her elbows don't look too bad, but her right hip isn't even in the acetabulum (socket). There's already some bone remodeling (early arthritis). I'm so disappointed. We thought by researching more and spending a lot more we'd get a GSD pup with less health issues. Unfortunately not. So stay tuned to hear/read what transpires with specialist's opinions and treatment options. We love our girls, no matter how dysfunctional or expensive (although that last part is giving me a stomach ulcer).