The only thing that sucks about having cats is that as they get older they get health problems! My cats are the only ones I've ever owned so I have never had to deal with cat issues before. When I first got the cats I was hoping that by the time they got older I would have plenty of money to pay for all their vet bills. Sadly I am making even less money now than I was 10 years ago when I got my first cat, and of course my bills have doubled. Anyway, Starla had been vomiting a lot and right before I was going to take her to the vet I found out my boyfriend had been giving her milk from his cereal every day. She didn't vomit for a week after he stopped giving her the milk. Before that I had switched foods and she was fine for a few weeks. Anyway, she's now vomiting every day again - multiple times a day:( I finally took her to the vet and her blood work and other tests all came back fine - she's perfectly healthy - just like Pucci was when I took him to the vet for his health issue (which I have since fixed). It's like when I go to the doctor and I have 50 things wrong with me, but I'm "fine." I am going to try yet another food tonight - Duck and Pea cat food, which is free of all possible food allergy culprits. If that doesn't work, I guess it's time for x-rays and a sonogram of her stomach. I doubt they will find anything. The only way to tell if she has Irritable Bowel Syndrome is with a biopsy, which is an actual surgery. UGH. I never got my thyroid biopsy cause I couldn't afford it, but I'm more inclined to get it for my cat than for me. I want to rip out all of my carpet and install cement or tile floors, but that's against the HOA, and if someone ever moves in downstairs I'm sure they will notice.
I'm having my heart palpitations every second of the day, and before I thought it was from the Zyrtec or the other medication I'm on, but now I'm back to thinking/knowing it's solely anxiety. Every second of the day is spent worrying about cat vomit and not having any money, and the rest is spent on my trying to make money, and wondering what I should do to make the max amount of money. At least it's a welcomed break from worrying about my hair falling out! I've been getting horrible headaches the last few days. I don't know if it's stress or if it's my eyes. I'm debating if I should get my eyes checked, but then that's $ for the exam, new contacts, and new glasses, which will be about $250+ total. UGH. I have 5 sets of contacts left, so I was hoping I could put it off a few months.
Finally, I splurged on a $3 ringtone. I've finally joined the 90s (or 2000s - whenever ringtones came out). I'm sure I could have gotten the ringtone free but I don't know how to do it. Anyway, my ringtone is "Everything She Wants" by Wham! I know no one even has ringtones anymore, but the tones that came with my phone suck, so I needed to get something. Otherwise I like my new free phone! The guy at the store said I will get charged if I use Facebook/Email, so even though it's set up for it, I can't use it for free.