Saturday, October 23, 2010

Almost a week without any updates

Well its been almost a week now without one update. A lot has happened this last week, and I simply have been just too run down after my what ends up being full days at the hospital. I get home and I just want to lay on the couch and do nothing. One night I even went to bed at 5:30pm and slept pretty much right until 7am the next morning. The original plan was that I was going to go to the hospital in the morning and then work in the afternoon. I was convinced this was a bad idea and now I'm glad I was steered in the right direction. I would never have been able to do it. I'm be completely exhausted.

I started giving myself the huge needles the beginning of the week. Then gave them to myself the rest of the week. Each time I missed the fistula though. I did hit it once and got the needle in, but the give of the wall and it sliding in startled me so much that I jerked back and ended up pulling the needle out. A gauze had to be quickly applied to the hole as the blood was just rushing out.

Hopefully this week I will be able to needle myself properly and then later in the week or by the next week the line in my chest will be removed. I'm not a huge fan of needling myself, in actuality I really hate it. It simply goes against all my innate instincts to stick a huge pencil sized needle in my own arm. I keep telling myself though that it will be all worth it once the line is out of my chest and I'll be able to have actual showers.

Coming next week will hopefully be a pretty big announcement and I maybe having a semi regular guest blogger. Stay tuned, hit the follow button and share the wealth that is this blog.


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