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Medical Supply Closet Contents Stuck To My Chest, Ha!

Friday, November 07, 2014


Well I wasn't able to cancel this procedure [would have been the third time], and finally went through with getting my power medi-port surgery yesterday. My veins are so uncooperative at this point that it is simply impossible to get an IV in. That meant that blood infusion were on hold, as well as any pain treatments or surgeries too. Very annoying when your disease decides to cross arms and snub it's nose at you.

I couldn't 'will' my veins to be cooperative for the doctors no matter how much I tried. I prayed and meditated often about it. Heck, I even tried to give my veins a good talking to, but no luck :-(

Yes, it feels like this is a big reality check of how much worse my health has become, and I'm not happy about it. But a new spark friend reminded me the day before the procedure to keep my eyes focused upwards, and not myself (thank you!).

Thursday morning I still wasn't thrilled about the procedure but I had peace about it. I knew that all would be okay. That was fantastic.
Ethel might have won this battle, but I intend to win the war with her (you're going down girlfriend, DOWN I tell ya!).

Ok, I'm talking to you ladies here. Everyone has body parts that are uneven, right? You know them talking about here. One foot is bigger than the other, one leg is longer than the other, one boobie is is bigger than the other… (don't lie, you know this is true!). Ha! Well I asked the doctor if I had a choice on which side my Medi-port would be placed, since I preferred one side to the other for the reason mentioned above. Might as well even things out up there if I had the chance! Oh my goodness did I get a laugh out the surgical team for that. Hey, a gal's gotta ask right? Unfortunately I didn't get my way (Hrrrumph), but that's ok.

Today I'm pretty sore, but happy it's over. My chest kind of looks like the contents of a medical supply closet. I've got dissolving stitches, steri-strips, tape, gauze, and what looks like globs of dried crazy glue in areas. It's like the German chocolate cake of medical supplies if you will - a little bit of everything, ha ha!

I got a gift with purchase after coming home too, when I noticed that I had this fantastic New Jersey tan all over my chest and from iodine (fun!!). And the nurses must have forgotten to remove two of those heart monitor sticker discs on my chest. Sidenote: isn't it the weirdest feeling when you wake up with stuff stuck to your body and know that other people put it there? Creepy creepy!

I'm supposed to lie low for the next few weeks. Like, waaaay low. What is that, low-rider low? Barry White low?
But you better believe that I am already trying to figure out how to be semi-active during my low-rider downtime. Maybe I can fit in a mini squat or two soon. Can't let this slow me down!

Thank you for the prayers and well wishes. I felt them, and still do!

Too bad I can't keep that Jersey tan...
Happy Friday everybody!

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  • KIKKI-G
    you made me laugh with the symmetry request, why not ask!?

    I think you should ask them to at least make your jersey tan all over hahah why not?

    Keep at it girl, you've totally kicking it!

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    1331 days ago
  • EDENFELL
    Logged into spark after awhile and was happy to see your blog! Glad you're done with the surgery. Sending loads of good get well sparky thoughts your way! Also virtual brownies..and virtual cake. emoticon emoticon
    1335 days ago
  • TRENTDREAMER
    "Very annoying when your disease decides to cross arms and snub it's nose at you. "
    * Amen

    "Heck, I even tried to give my veins a good talking to, but no luck :-( "
    * So the talking to was all in....wait for it.....vein. #badjoke

    " But a new spark friend reminded me the day before the procedure to keep my eyes focused upwards, and not myself (thank you!). "
    * What does s/he mean by that? Take care of yourself and let those who love you take care of you.

    "Ethel might have won this battle, but I intend to win the war with her (you're going down girlfriend, DOWN I tell ya!). "
    * #ya

    (deliberately not commenting on the paragraph starting with "Ok, I'm talking to you ladies here.")

    " It's like the German chocolate cake of medical supplies if you will - a little bit of everything, ha ha! "
    * Analogy is trentdreamer approved. Though it might be awhile before I eat German chocolate cake again.

    "when I noticed that I had this fantastic New Jersey tan all over my chest and from iodine (fun!!)."
    * Just please don't start calling Ethyl 'Snookie'. I'm still recovering from trying to watch that show just once #jerseyshore

    "I'm supposed to lie low for the next few weeks. Like, waaaay low. What is that, low-rider low? Barry White low? "
    * More of an Isaac Hayes fan myself, but that analogy is also trentdreamer approved.

    " Can't let this slow me down! "
    * #seriousnote as long as it doesn't hinder recovery or make things worse.

    "Too bad I can't keep that Jersey tan... "
    * Why not?

    #hugs #sparkfriend
    1344 days ago
  • MEWHENRYSMAMA
    My dear, dear friend, Bren!
    I so wish you well! You are in my thoughts and prayers...always!
    Ethel must die...she is going down!
    Love & Healing Hugs!
    Mary
    1350 days ago
  • WARRIORGIRL121
    Oh sweetie, I'm continuing to pray for you! Hugs to you and give Olive a hug from me too! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1350 days ago
  • CARRILU
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    I am so happy for you that it happened and is over.Ethel never wins a match against you dear. You're spirit is way to strong for that. Yes, about the creepy things being put there by others but necessary. Lay Barry White low but log on when you can and tell us how you are doing. It's always awesome to hear from you. emoticon
    1350 days ago
  • JCARDINAL
    I think I'm going to have to fly out and show Ethyl who's boss. I'll cut a bi*ch if I have to!! :) Well now that that's over we are just going to keep up all our prayers to get you some relief. I admire you so much for your positive attitude and your ability to see the humor in everything. I think it's a gift God gave you so you can handle this misfortune you've been dealt. As always you're in my thoughts and prayers!! emoticon emoticon
    1350 days ago
  • AAAACK
    I'm glad you can check this off in the "done" category! I hope that your week of rest will also help, and that when you do return to squats and whatever else, that you'll be stronger than ever. Take care of yourself!
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    1350 days ago
  • RYDERB
    I am SO sorry for being such a self absorbed & selfish friend. I hope you can forgive me. I've been so wrapped up with selling our house and crying to you that no one's looking at it and I had no idea you were having this done, because you have been so supportive of me. I want to cry right now, but I can't because you'd probably try to get me tissues. Bren, you are amazing. I'm so sorry that you have to battle so much pain every day. I wish I could do something to help take it away. Please know that my selfish phase is over and I pinky swear to be here for you. I'm praying that the new soreness passes soon and that this procedure makes your furture pain relief procedures more sucessful. Love you! emoticon
    1351 days ago
  • CHRISTINA-TODAY
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    Please take good care of yourself. Squats only if you are sure they're okay to do...! I'd say. Apart from that I've no idea of course of what you're going through. But that doesn't stop my heart from going out to you. emoticon
    Thinking good thoughts and wishing you good luck. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1351 days ago
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