Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Happy Lady-The Nerve Blocks Worked~Cody is growing like a weed!

A Beautiful Sunny Tuesday everyone....I'm here to tell you that Cody has made everyday a joy and I'm so glad I decided to take the puppy challange! His presence in my life has really made a difference..he makes me Smile no less then 50 times day...good thing cause he makes sure I know he is still a puppy every day!
He's up every morning by 7 barking to go out to potty...you all know I'm not a morning person so this has been a real struggle for me...but the good news is all that walking has done wonders for the old back and body...have lost 10 pounds since his arrival........plus it appears that if I understand his barks and get him outside to potty he is basically potty trained. No accidents for the past 5 days..Boy he was easy to train...me on the other hand was a bit more difficult...hehe...
Just look at that Sweet innocent little darling taking a nap all curled up in my pillows..Thing is he was really exhausted after litterlly shreading two rolls of Toilet paper all over my floor.
I woke up seeing him all snuggled in so I snapped the picture...then I realized there was an inch of shreadded TP everywhere...Thank goodness he looked so adorable laying there I ayhave been inclined to strangle him...well not really but it was no fun cleaning up his mess...
Ethan came out to visit Aunt Tonya and Cody...they have become fast friends and Cody has learned to be gentle with Ethan...On the other hand Ethen is still learning to be nice to Cody...hehe they are a perfect match!
The boys inspecting tthings!

I bought Cody a pool cause he loves water....Ethen has every intention of sharing it with Cody!
Cody has grown twice this size since this was taken..Oh my he is going to be big boy!

Ethan and Tasha
All tuckered out after playing with Ethan!
Cody's new best friend on Kelley's island....they love to chase each other!

Puddles and Cody napping together.....I love this picture!
Can you tell I love our new family member?

Update on the Nerve blocks...it would appear that they were a total success. the right side block was instantly good with basically no pain in my right lower back. so 100%. the left side took longer to kick in...6 days longer..had pain in the left side 7 was worried it wouldn't go away & the block didn't work but now it seems to be at 90% with a touch of pain  in one spot.
I'm so happy I decided to have this done...it has made such a total difference in my life already...With 98% of the pain gone I can actually do things and not constantly wishing away the pain,,,it just amazes me how much pain can mentally drain you as much as it physically drains you!
I feel like not only can i move and do things I can actually think straight with out interuptions of fighting off stabs of severe pain....
Still fighting the stabs of pain in the neck but plans are moving forward to do thenerve blocks in my neck next and I can't wait....

I've felt so good that I've been helping my friends pack up and move. No lifting for me but packing it up and the unpacking it has gone great.
I'm also helping them decorate there new house and since they are Prim it has been such fun....

Time to take Cody for a walk he is looking up at me barking the potty bark...hehehe

Until we meet again may your days be filled with Sunshine and happy moments!



  1. Pain can drain you in so many areas Tonya - so great the nerve block is working for you!!! Your little pup has the same markings as our old buddy - he was a smart, gentle soul...after he outgrew puppy years. Shredding is normal puppy work. Enjoy your day! ~*~Lisa

  2. How cool Tonya!! Pain is not a very good thing at all!! I can feel the positive thoughts you are having and the growth you are doing for yourself!! You go girl!! That puppy Is such a blessing for you!! And 10 lbs is also great to lose!! Great job without even trying!! I am so glad I read your post today it left me with a smile for you!! Keep on keepin on!! XOXO Love ya Fran.

  3. I'm so glad the nerve blocks are helping. You are the first I heard positive from. Babies and puppies what could be cuter..smile.. Warm Blessings! Amy

  4. Great news on the success of your pup and the nerve blocks!! I know so well the innocent look they can give that gets them out of so much trouble. It really does work.
    Say, did you get my e-mail a few days ago?

  5. Cody is such a cutie pie and I bet he is excellent therapy for you. Glad the nerve blocks are doing there job. Yes its no fun to live with pain.

    Hugs to you my friend

  6. Morning Tanya,
    What a delight your little Cody is - it is so amazing what a sweet pet can do for ones mental. I know our little Lola was my sunshine and it seems I don't have that spark to look forward to anymore - our other kitty just isn't the kind to go into your heart...she's beautiful and loving but just not the same personality. Glad you got him to love.

    Yeahhhhh for the nerve blocks...they are awesome aren't they and they really don't hurt as they have you in a semi-sleep.
    I've had two of them on my sciatica....they worked well.
    Now in the next 4 months I will be getting one in the SI joint....I know pain Tanya...about the same degree as you have been fighting...glad they found something that will work for you. Hope the effects last a long time. Mine lasted about 5 months each.


  7. I'm so happy for you that the nerve blocks worked.
    Cody is adorable and looks like he is one happy pup.
    Have fun!
    Prim Blessings

  8. Wow! Since I have not been around much lately I didn't know that all this was going on.

    I am sooooo glad that you are nearly pain free and that you can do more things now.

    Your pictures are all so sweet. :)

    We have finally moved to Washington and I hope to get internet at home so I don't have to keep going to the library.

    Do take care, prayin for ya here. :) Let me know how you are doing now, ok?

    God bless, Janet W ((((BIG HUGS)))


I'm so Blessed that you stopped by & shared your thoughts with me today! Reading your comments always makes me Smile!