Well, it wasn’t the happiest. But it wasn’t terrible. The whole birthday week started out weird with getting the diagnosis of RA. Then I found out that my mom needed to be moved, due to being evicted from her assisted living. And evidently my family felt that that had to be done before then end of the week (which was my birthday, Friday). I did send a note out to my siblings before the whole moving issue came up, saying that I had this diagnosis and I wasn’t feeling well. The next email I get is from my sister assigning me the task of sorting thru all the belongings that my mom would leave behind, taking some to the goodwill, taking some to the dump and posting the rest on Craig’s list to sell. All by the end of the week. Oh and did I mention that besides dealing with a life-changing illness, my husband was out of town and my car was in the shop because the brakes were going out. I cried a little because I really don’t like to let people down, but I knew in my heart that there was no way I could even physically begin to sort thru stuff, carry heavy boxes of books, or do any of that. So I just told them that I would find a charity to come pick up the stuff. And if there was anything left after that they would need to deal with it. Now they all think I am a terrible person. Well, so sad too bad I guess. Sigh.
So on to agility. Yes, I can do agility. Luckily my feet are still working okay, since I started on the prednisone, I am still getting some shooting type pains, but so far the pain in my feet and legs is bearable. Friday – standard was a good run, but Hannah missed the weave entry. I was going to just continue on, but then she pulled herself out and proceeded to enter correctly. Ha ha funny girlie. I thought we had a stellar JWW, but turned out she knocked a bar. Both of these things made me go “hmmmm”. Just not the norm. Saturday her standard run was beautiful, with the exception of the last jump, a triple. She was really, really measuring. I knew right then we had a problem. After the run, I took her and Tally out in the field and she was really stiff in her back legs. Not actually limping, just short striding. I got her massaged by Kelly, and after that she did seem even a little worse. We came home and she really just slept all afternoon. Sunday morning she acted like nothing ever happened. I am going to see if I can get her into the vet for a laser treatment this week, but I think / hope that she will be okay for USDAA in Elma in a couple weeks.