A Long Overdue Update

Hey Internet. I know it’s been a while since I told you about Binx or gave you any real update on what is going on in my life. My mom was here for two and a half weeks and then I had some oral surgery because my teeth are the literal worst, but now I’m back to kind of real life.

Binx

So I’m sitting here with Binx perched over my shoulder – the appointment with the feline oncologist basically wet as planned “We think its most likely lymphoma, but to know for sure you need to give us thousands of dollars you don’t have to do exploratory surgery OR we can put him on prednisone to make him feel better until he doesn’t.” I have never felt so guilty for being a poor grad student. Binx is on prednisone, and its been making him feel better. He finally started eating wet food which was SUCH a relief. Unfortunately, his eating has been declining the last few days and I’m worried. Adorabeezle Winterpop says she thinks he is still ok, but I don’t fully believe her. The hardest part is remembering everyday that he is dying – when he is acting more normal its hard to remember he isn’t actually healing. We are biding time, and that’s really hard some days.

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The Whole 3o

The last two months have been total and complete bitches (pardon my french, but it is accurate),  and my eating (and life in general) habits have not been great. After a wonderful friend lost a close family member recently (I told you these months have been horrible) she told me she needed to find ways to grieve healthfully. I totally related to that notion and knew I needed to work on how I had been eating and living. While loosing my cat is nothing compared to the grief some of my loved ones are experiencing, A LOT has been taking an emotional toll on my and it’s been rough.

I decided to try the Whole 3o because I heard amazing things about it and I knew I needed make a real change and now we are here. I haven’t had any sugar since June and its been… interesting. Mostly good, but I’ve been really tired. One my system gets used to not having any sugar hopefully I will have some good energy. For now, if you are interested, you can follow along on my Whole 30 journey on instagram. I’m posting way too many food pictures, hoping it will keep me accountable.

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Reading

Because of everything that has been happening, I have really been craving time in the Bible and with books that point me to Jesus in general. I’m reading Carry on Warrior: The Power of Embracing Your Messy, Beautiful Life by Glennon Doyle Melton (her blog, Momastery, is amazing). I’m also waiting with baited breath for my signed copy of Anchored: Finding Hope in the Unexpected by one of my top five ever bloggers Kayla Aimee.  I’m very excited for both and know how much my heart needs words right now.

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Anyway Internet, that’s what Life has been like recently. How have you been? I’ve missed this place.




8 Responses to A Long Overdue Update

  1. Praying for you and Binx. You are killing the Whole30. And I LOVE Carry On, Warrior. It’s like the book I give everyone. It’s so good. Let me know how that other one is too? Because I need more books. I am like the cookie monster of books. 🙂 xo

    • Liz says:

      Hahaha you are the Cookie Monster of books! I’m going to go out in a limb and say you’d love it. That’s how much I love her blog

  2. Alex says:

    I have continued to keep you and Binx in my thoughts, I know the heartbreak of worrying about a sick pet, but stay positive. I’ve also been keeping up on your Whole 30 posts on insta. Keep me posted on how you thought it went when you’re done, I’m curious how easy/difficult it is to do for an entire 30 days.
    -Alex
    http://www.monstermisa.blogspot.com

  3. Julie says:

    When my cat Octavian got sick and stopped eating, the vet told us to get all of his favorite treats and try them out until we found something he would go for. He ended up eating half and half, tuna in olive oil and chicken for a couple of week, but it got his weight back up and got his health a little more stable. Keeping my fingers crossed for you and Binx. You’re doing everything you can for him and he is really lucky to have you.

  4. I’m sorry about your sweet baby Binx. We had a cat that was diagnosed with bone cancer when I was a kid…he lived for another 10 years after that!! He was always the fattest, prettiest cat in the neighborhood too! I see all your whole food pics on insta, looks delicious 🙂 I love eating that kind of food! Have a wonderful weekend!

    Alexis @ http://www.chemistrycachet.com

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