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Lucky # 13? [Aug. 14th, 2009|04:14 pm]
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I spent yesterday at Chez Beaumont... ah no need to worry, it was a scheduled visit with my hemotologist.
I received an IV treatment of iron & then it was time to have my Picc line pulled photo from April 2009

The nurse at the oncology office didn't feel comfortable pulling the picc - so I went to see my buds at Interventional Radiology & they removed it. I've had so many piccs placed - they all know me at I. Radiology lol

I'm picc line free & my hemoglobin level is 13 woohoo that's pretty high for me. I told Leigh it is so much easier cooking dinner when I don't have an IV pole attached to me (for several months I was getting an IV of antibiotics so I had to drag an IV pole about the house)

My Dad comes from a family with 6 brothers & 6 sisters. There was a bit of a mini-reunion going on with My Dad, Uncle Eugene, Uncle Skip, Uncle Rich & Aunt Martha. Being the good Irish that they are, there are always many wonderful stories & songs. My great and groovy Aunt pat had started the idea of the mini reunion...sadly, her husband had a stroke - Thank Goodness he is doing great! but we knew her heart was breaking because she couldn't come.




Before my last trip to Beaumont for a bowel obstruction, I had spent 4 days filling in at the office where my husband & brother work (they own an elevator company Their reception had left for a new job & their computer guy is out for a few months due to an injury - I felt so bad that I couldn't work on my 5th day on the job as I ended up in the hospital.

The receptionist didn't like her new job and we are all thrilled that she is returning to work on Monday. I plan to shadow her and learn how to do this & that.. it will be a good way to work my way into going back to work for real.



I didn't realize I was 'filming' during the time these clips were done -- you can see me before & after I received IV nutrition..



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[User Picture]From: ohfreckle
2009-08-14 09:20 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad to hear you're better ♥
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[User Picture]From: itsumademo
2009-08-15 04:29 am (UTC)
<333333
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[User Picture]From: melissaluvzhyde
2009-08-15 07:17 pm (UTC)
Why didn't the nurse feel comfortable removing your picc? Hemaglobin 13 is great! I'm glad you can now get around your kitchen IV free. All of your activities probably seem easier without the picc.
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[User Picture]From: nepenthes59
2009-08-15 07:24 pm (UTC)
Most piccs are pretty easy to pull out & are usually in the arm - my Picc was in my neck & it wasn't so straight forward -
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