The Joys of having CF

The Joys of having CF

Monday, February 13, 2012

Day 28-30 & Health Update

Well first i'll do a health update. On Friday I got my PICC line as planned---but it didn't go as planned. I was the "PICC" model. But let me tell the story of how a PICC placements that supposed to only last 30-60 minutes TOPS ended up taking 2 1/2 hours. Lets just say this chica wasn't to happy. First they wanted to try my right arm since they couldn't find a vein in my left, but it didn't work. To much scar tissue. They even had to call the dr. in and he said he could probably get it in in my right arm but i would have a huge risk for blood clots, and he wanted to try my left arm but it was my choice. Of course i don't want blood clots so I chose my left arm. He was able to find a deep vein and it worked. He had to put in a smaller sized PICC line. but basically he said my veins are tired. They've worked very hard. So he said next time I need a PICC line I could but it'd be best to do it under sedation, but in the future to start thinking about a Port. Anyway's that's how the whole thing took 2 1/2 hours. So now i'm home on Levaquin & Doxicyclin IV meds, 2 added inhaled meds, upped my one med to 40mg instead of 20, and added Bactrum for another 10 days. So my days as you could say is pretty busy. And doing VEST 3x a day. they said 4 but I can fit 3x forsure.

Next the end of my 30 day challenge. Day 28 is-in the past month what you learned? Well what I learned was that your health is never promised. You can go from being healthy one day and sick the next and a week later in the hospital. Of course i knew that but it was just a refresher :)
Day 29 is-Something you could never get tired of doing? Something I could never get tired of doing is TRAVELING. I absolutely LOVE traveling. Ive been to many places and can't wait to go to many many more--with my baby :)
and Day 30 is-A photo of myself plus 3 good things that have happened within the last 30 days. 3 good things that have happened in the last 30 days are 1) Got to see my friends from out of town :) 2) was asked to be a PICC "model" i know it's weird, but i thought it was cool 3) met some awesome people in the hospital.

Well i just finished my 2 nightly IV's and it's time for me to take a shower, do my VEST, and hit the hay. Love you all thanks for all the thoughts and prayers. ~God Bless