The Joys of having CF

The Joys of having CF

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Firsts for Me

next friday october 8, i will be going with a good friend of mine, and getting mani/pedi's. this is a first for me!!! i've never had a mani/pedi before. i'm soo excited. i love expierencing things for the first time. it's so awesome.
another first i got to expierence(that i remember) is getting poked 6 times for my IV last week. yes you heard that right. 6 times. i don't remember ever having to get poked that many times. i have a rule that they only get 2 try's and there done, but i knew i really needed this IV so i let them poke more. it didn't help that i was becoming dehydrated so my veins weren't happy in the first place, and it didn't help that i have rolling veins, so my veins didnt like staying in one spot. so anyways after the fifth poke i told the second nurse(the first one stopped after she missed 2 times) to try a hotpack. and wala-first try got the IV, and it was a good one let me tell you. i have a bruise on my left arm that oh my word is very large(i'll maybe post pictures later) but you know what. it all worked out. but hey a bright side--i needed blood drawn at the same time, and the phlebotomist(sp) got blood first try. thank goodness. and the next morning they needed blood again, and first try again. it seems to work better when they listen to you, because you kind of know your body a little better, and know tricks that work, and know where the best places and wors places to get IV's. so i think it's a good thing if you pay attention, and don't be afraid to speak up if this ever happens to you, and don't be afraid to make rules like i have about 2 pokes and you can't try anymore unless i say so. because you, and only you knows your body the best.
so, hope everybody has a great friday and great weekend! i will definetly post pictures of my lovely mani/pedi :)


  1. hi! I'm luisa, I too have CF. Have fun getting a mani/pedi, but I suggest you bring LOTS of hand sanitizer! And choose your colors in advance, otherwise(if your like me) you're going to be sitting there FOREVER debating whether you want orange, pink, or just clear nails.
    I too have some uncoroportive veins, they once stuck me 7 times on one hand AND once on the foot. Altogether eight tries that ended unsuccessfully.
    Hope you're doing well.


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  2. Thanks for the heads up. The IV in the foot sounds sooo painful.
    I will definetly check out your blog when I have a chance :) Thanks

  3. Have fun with your mani/pedi. I've actually only done that one time, for Tracy's wedding. I loved it and really should do it again.

  4. I am very excited :) I'll try to have fun =)