Hi, Glojer! Long time, and no see or hear!
Sorry to read you've been in a bit of a flare---me, too. Time of year, for me, I think: I'm at my worst for awhile during the spring & then again during the summer.
Good news about your new puppy, though! They ARE a lot of work but so fine to have closeby---such great little buddies. Mine was wedged behind me in my chair just this morning, just as you remembered my describing. It's always a tight & uncomfortable fit, but funny to anyone walking past.
Hang in there & feel better, OK? Always, Vee