14 Aug '04 - 252 W - + 20 - 12 A day without an IV line...

I have to say that IV placement is not something that I ever thought I'd have any knowledge of.  But now, I can tell you that the forearm isn't so bad, and the back of the hand hurts like the devil when it's close to your wrist.  For the last three weeks, they've been keeping an IV access line in my arms just in case they need it.  The problem is that they have to change sites every four days or so and the last change (on Thursday) put the line in one of the more painful sites.  This morning, I managed to talk the doc into letting me go without one for a few days.  I can't tell you how good it feels to be able to bend my wrist and take a shower without covering my arm with plastic. 

Today also brough the first time I ventured outside of this room not on some form of wheeled transport.  It feels great to be able to walk a bit, though I'm afraid I'm out of practice.  I feel a little like a bowling ball on stilts...and probably look like it too.  Anyway, thanks again to all of you who are keeping up with us through this blog.  We're constantly surprised by the number of people who comment and send us their good wishes.  I hope everyone is having a great weekend!


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I’ll be up to see you as soon as Angie is done with her working at the fair since I’m the TAXI. Love’s ya and hang in there:-)

Mom - 14 August '04 - 21:02


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Back when I had mono it was the same thing…after a day or so my hand became a bit swollen and it hurt to use it. of course then it was my right hand which meant I was pretty bored.

Natasha - 15 August '04 - 09:44

  
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