Impromptu clinic day

Well my 2018 has been shitty so far, literal and figuratively speaking.  Not that you cared to know that.  I got that virus around Christmas weekend and it seems to have found a happy home in my body.  I have been super short of breath just walking and even sitting therefore I have been using my oxygen pretty much 24/7, unless it doesn’t reach where I’m going in the house. Continue reading

9 days down

Nine days of IVs down…?? more days to go.  When the port is accessed you are supposed to change the needle weekly.  It’s not the end of the world if it doesn’t get changed on the exact day.  It is also good to give your skin a break from the tegaderm that covers your needle.  The major perk is being able to take a REAL shower which means not having to sponge bathe and wash my hair over the side of the tub.  I deaccessed my port this afternoon after my 2pm dose.  I was due to change my needle on Friday but I wasn’t motivated to do it.  Then Saturday I slept most of the day.  I just finished with my real shower and I’m now doing a treatment.  When I’m finished with my treatment I’ll reaccess my port in time to do my next dose. Continue reading

Oscar and Oscar II have arrived

Today was an early start.  I had to be at the hospital for labs early because we ha plans to go to Dollywood the amusement park and wanted to be there when it opened at 10am.  So I made to the hospital for labs, stopped for gas on the way back and made it back home by 8:05 am.  We made it to Dollywood around 10:15 am, they opened at 10am.  Our tradition in our family is that we have a family day and/or night before one of us goes away for an extended period of time. My step-son is heading to his mom’s for the summer so that meant a family day was in store.  What I learned today was 1.) handicapped parking when at an amusement park is a life saver 2.) you don’t realize how much lung power you use while riding roller coasters until you are out of breath while riding one 3.) long lines for rides give you time to calm your breathing and regain control of it 4.) your inner thighs get sore from “holding on” and finally 5.) I was right when I said that I could see a lot of coughing from laughter in my day.  We sealed family day by playing a game of Sequence after dinner.  Continue reading