LOL! Meanwhile, I knew people who would refuse to accept help even when they really needed it. My late friend, Cordell, was so stubborn. He could barely walk even with a cane and he was going to climb a ladder to get up on his roof to get something. I arrived one day and he had his riding mower up against the ladder to hold it steady and was about to go up (his wife had called and asked if we could please come over because he needed something done on the roof and she knew I cold do it-- and she wasn't one to ask for favors like that, but she was worried about him). I stopped him and said I could do it. There was a tree branch that was in the way a bit so I had to squirm around it while on the ladder. Got up and followed his instructions. When I came back down I told him that he would have had a hard time with it because he was too tall and the tree branch would have been in his way. I said I only made it through because I was short. I wanted him to feel it was not about being able-bodied, but about what was normally an asset throughout his life (the being tall thing). It seemed to make him feel better. And he certainly felt better about himself when I was trying to help him put his cabinet doors back on and I kept dropping the screws. He'd been dropping them too, so he said "Well, now I know its not just me!" and we had a good chuckle about it. Then he told his wife to get me some ice cream.
Today I'm feeling really bleh again. I'm hoping the results for my bloodwork will be in. I think I might have hypothyroid or something. No matter how much I sleep, I can't seem to feel fully rested. Meanwhile, I think I might need to change my dog's thyroid med dosage. She's losing weight and is constantly ravenous. She's been trying to fight with the other dogs over food and she gobbles up all of the food as if she's starving. I haven't changed the amount of food, but she's lost weight and I know the Soloxine was based on her weight. She's getting the dose she got at 60lbs. I give her two pills: a .1 and a .5. I'm thinking of trying just the .5 and see if it helps. But, of course, I'll talk to the vet first.