TUESDAY, MARCH 31, 2009 11:56 PM, CDT
I was afraid to get my hopes up that the PICC would come out today – but it did. It’s gone. And Dr. Downey did it right there in his office, really fast before I even knew what was happening. It’s really weird to not have the port swinging out under my arm – in a good way. I am most excited about not having to cover it all up to take a shower and to be able to get into a pool or a hot tub. That’ll seem weird after 8 months. I’m also glad that I don’t have to wrap up my arm to play soccer.
My Mom says she’s most glad about not worrying about watching me in pain when I get my dressing changed or my getting an infection in my heart or air in the line or the line getting plugged or serious stuff like that. I guess she has a point too.
Cool that we can worry less and have less hassle now. Dr. Downey said maybe three more months and the pulling in my stomache would go away and I would be better than ever. Sweet.