Monday, July 18, 2011

Little Miss PICC-y

Today I bid farewell to an old friend, affectionately known as Little Miss PICC-y. Goodbye to the little dangly patch right above my left elbow.

Goodbye to the little sock covering it every day so the dangly didn't catch on everything or poke out.

Goodbye to weekly flushes and dressing changes.

Goodbye to sutures pulling on the skin of my arm.

Goodbye to three-minute showers with Glad Press 'n Seal and cloth medical tape (3 boxes!).

Goodbye to 3/4-length sleeves.

Goodbye to not being able to sleep on my left side without my heart going into flutters.

Goodbye to flinching anytime anyone grabbed my left arm.

Goodbye to not being able to lift weights and my lost guns.

Today I started my maintenance chemo--a 10-minute IV of vincristine once a month and a bunch of pills. (which means I'll have to get an IV once a month. and weekly blood draws where they now have to poke me.) Hooray!

The new me--Little Miss Somersault
(note her long ponytail... my dream hair-do)

11 comments:

Sheila said...

Hooray!

The Wyler Family said...

yay! i hope you went home and took a nice, long shower!

Meggen said...

Hooray, hooray for you, my sweet friend! This is wonderfully happy news! I am sending you love and prayers. ;o)

Annie H. said...

Whooop-de-dooo!! You are no longer picc-y!! Loveaseesta.

Jimmy & Michelle said...

Doesn't it feel great! I had mine removed on July 1st. Glad I didn't have to get poked all the time and ruin my veins but it was sure inconvenient! Best wishes!

Lesli said...

Oh, sweet progress! Hooray, hooray! Love you so!!!

Kate @SwimBikeQuilt said...

Now that is happy news!!! thanks again for letting me borrow your quilting frames.

Sarita said...

I hope you're well, Jenny. Sending hugs your way.

Charity Hepworth said...

I noticed that there hasn't been a post on this blog for a very long time. How is Jenny doing?

Charity Hepworth said...

I noticed that there hasn't been a post on this blog for a very long time. How is Jenny doing?

Pres. & Sis. Baird said...

Oh Jenny we love you. I'm so happy for you. You make me feel like I can be a little braver. We love you!