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I was afraid to get my hopes up…

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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.

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Professor and award winning author, world traveler, Mom, thought leader, mentor, friend, and advocate Vicki Whiting, Ph.D. is dedicated to the facilitation of learning and the development of leaders in all walks of life.

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