Wednesday, November 10, 2010

It takes a man to open a Jar, but a woman to get it started.

Yesterday I had my central line removed. Now for the first time in 16 months I don't have a tube coming out of my chest. I was excited about it coming out, not so excited about it being removed. It's a pretty simple procedure, I didn't even need to take my chucks or pants off.

I was laying on a gurney, they didn't even need my on the real operating table. I ask about how these things normally go. The nice lady said that normally they come right out, and everything goes smoothly. She said sometimes they are a little grown in around the bulge that holds them in place and take a little extra yank to get it out. I told her that if anything is going to go wrong, it's going to be with me. This has been my experience you see, nothing goes smoothly, if something can go wrong, it's going to go wrong with me. She said that I was being ridiculous, I said just watch.

The nurse cleaned the area, she then starting pulling on it, she pulled it and pulled some more, it just wasn't coming out. There was one nurse to my left holding me down, while the other pulled, each time my right side would rise from the table. I wasn't raising it myself, nope it was the line pulling my up as it was yanked on. I have to say it wasn't the best feeling having her pull on it. So she told me she was going to have to get the doctor to do it, because he was a strong man and will be able to pull it better than her.

While waiting for the doc to come, she likened the situation to when a woman need a jar opened. She tries her darnedest to get it open, but just can't do it. She gets her husband to come and open the jar, and of course it opens right away because it was already loosened by her. While I was the jar, and the tube in my chest was the lid. The doctor came in, and after giving it a good once over, just gave it on good pull. Then *pop* it came out.

Thats is the sound it made. *Pop* put your index finger in your cheek, wrap your lips right around it and bend it forward and out. It makes a *Pop*. Thats the sound of the line coming out.


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