Taking some time off..
The news on Turtle is not good. The cancer has spread to her lungs, and her doctor was unable to remove the tumor regrowth on her tongue. The tumor is much wider than it was the last time it was removed, and so taking it out would cause her to lose a large part of her tongue. Both her regular veterinarian and her cancer specialist recommended against the operation because the recovery from such a procedure would be very painful and difficult.
There’s no way to know for sure how much time she has left, but it’s a matter of a couple weeks, or even a few days.
Last night Turtle coughed and hacked quite a lot, and I barely slept a wink. This morning I feel tired, weary, sad and defeated.
I know this is primarily a fitness blog, but right now talking about abs and pecs seems trite. I need some time to deal with all this, and so I’ve decided to take a break from updating this site for a while.
The outpouring of support from the JSF community has been overwhelming. Thank you all so much for understanding what I’m going through. Turtle has never been “just a dog” to me. Right now all I can do is shower her with my love, and ensure that her last remaining days are spent happy and comfortable.