Okay, I have been sooooo depressed over my herniated cervical disc. The pain between my shoulder blades running down my left arm to the top of my hand has really put a damper on my "goals." I have been feeling a tad better...pain has gone from a sobbing 10 to an irritating 8. Motrin seems to work the best. I have tried everything (trust me).
Anyway, I was thinking about scratching from my scheduled Colorado trials. I had planned on hauling my trailer. I just put a newly rebuilt tranny in my Avalanche, so it should be able to make it. But, can I make it?
I'm thinking it just might be a bit too much by myself with two dogs.
Then, a notice came on Sheepdog-L about a room available at a B&B next to the trial field at the week long Colorado trial. I called and the room was still available. I reserved the room. My dogs are happy in my truck. If it's cold, the owner of the B&B said they could stay in her heated garage. She serves a full breakfast. The only drawback is that I would be sharing a bathroom with a man. Modesty has never been a virtue with me. :0) I will be sharing a bathroom with Alan Mills. I have never met Alan. Though, I watched him run and place well with Sis at the Klamath Falls Nationals several years ago. I'm glad I called. I'm glad I got a room.
This gives me something to look forward to other than surgery. I will try physical therapy, traction, and keep popping antacids while taking the Motrin. Lifting patients does a number on your spinal column. Anyway, I'm the type of person that needs to have goals. I can see the forest through the trees now. Life is good.