I am BEYOND excited today. Not only did I have a good first aquatic therapy appointment, but I also received my Emotional Service Animal (ESA) letter from my pain management & rehabilitation doctor!!!
This letter will allow me to have a dog both in my apartment, as well as on public transportation. Even if the landlord does not allow pets (like mine doesn’t), they have to adhere to the doctor’s advice that an animal is necessary for my health.
I have been wanting a dog for so so long, since college, and I can’t wait to have my own! We are allowed to bring them into my agency workplace every day as well which makes things so much easier, especially having a dog in the city.
I was lucky enough to get to do a test run last weekend with a co-workers boston terrior, JoJo, when she went out of town. I had a perfect experience. I was exhausted as shit, but I was happy.
Pure, happiness. Its been too long since that was such a common and consistent feeling as it was last weekend.
I had something to get me up and out of the house when I felt I was in too much pain to move. I had a reason to get outside every day and a purpose that drove my energy.
I had a purpose.
Thats something that through all of the sickness and sadness and hopelessness, I have lost. The feeling that I have a purpose. I think I have finally found my key to bring back some happiness.
I’m sure ya’ll will be seeing updates as we search and adopt! 🙂