Speaking with the vet today, Dr. B. said Tasha's cortisone dose is to be reduced by half. Then, after another week with no symptoms, we're to reduce the dosage by half again. The goal is to eliminate the treatment entirely but the only way to see if we can do that is to see if her illness flares up again as the cortisone is cut back! The cat is getting really good at ejecting the pill these days; she runs her tongue in reverse and pushes on my hand with her paws. It's impressive how strong a little animal can be! Sometimes I can get that tiny tablet in on the first try but often it's taking several tries. For several good reasons I'll be happy if we can discontinue the medication.
At work I've been rehabbing an existing PC for use by our new webmaster — a current staffer taking a new post which will incorporate portions of my job. He starts in a couple of weeks and I'll transition my Web duties to him as quickly as I can. The enjoyable part: I haven't rebuilt a PC from bare metal in a while. It's tedious but rewarding as even older computers run very well with the OS cleaned out and freshly-loaded, current software. I've finished with the basics and the old PC is good as new and maybe better.
The weather is supposed to be darned near perfect this weekend. Sunny with temperatures in the 70s — my ideal summer weather. All I want to do is rest and get centered; stuff at work is throwing me off balance — yes, I know it is up to me to let such things flow past me and not affect my being but I never said I had myself under control. I'm tired. Between self-inflicted stress (gotta start meditating) and not getting enough sleep last night, I'm draggin'. I'd also like to know where my sense of humor went and how to get it back! Believe it or not, I used to be pretty funny! I'm taking vacation time this coming week so maybe I can look for some of those things during the first week of July. I'll bet that doesn't happen, though. Still, it will be nice to be away from the office.