Friday, May 15, 2009


Yesterday I went in to the hospital to get my PICC redressed, the nurse said I was just a 'princess' when it comes to my skin ... it's just extremely sensitive and needs special care and attention.

While I was talking with her, I asked her and wrote down what they thought I was allergic to ... chlorhexidine gluconate is what it's called.

The nurse thought we would likely go back to the regular dressing tomorrow.... which is today. I'm a bit in nervous about that because it's a long weekend and I'm not convinced my skin can handle it.

I've sort of stopped worrying about my CVC hole ... I'm going to assume it is just very very slow to heal.

Otherwise, I'm feeling pretty good ... since they dropped the dosage on my chemo, two cycles ago, I've started feeling stronger and more normal ... physically and mentally. The side effects are lesser. My ankles are no where near as swollen as they once were, my eyes don't water as much, I have more energy and so on. I actually feel more alive than I have in a long time.

I'm even feeling like going shopping ... which I haven't felt like in months and months.


Carolyn R. Parsons said...

What a positive post. Glad you feel better!

Good luck with the dressing...why are they using it again though, if it's causing you problems?


Meghann said...

Good for you! I'm glad you are feeling a bit better :)

Roxanne said...

I am so glad you're feeling a little better. I worry about you when you haven't posted for a bit. I hate that your skin is so sore. That has to be painful. At least maybe a shopping trip will help get your mind off of it for awhile.
Blessings, my friend

Michelle said...

Excellent. You need to be feeling alive, or whats the damn point?

Meghann said...

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Have a great day!

Unknown said...

So very glad you are feeling a little better hon!!! Hugs, Sarah

Lesa said...

Good luck today and hope you enjoy some shopping. You so deserve it! xo

Alli said...

Daria, I'm glad to hear you are feeling better... You go enjoy your shopping trip..

Alli Xx

Anonymous said...

Feel like going shopping? Good, go and enjoy your shopping and live your life Daria! We are always here to support you.

Cora from Hidden Riches said...

So glad you are feeling a bit better! I'll be praying that the weekend brings no problems!!!!!

Sherry said...

Wanting to go shopping?!? Oh yes, that is a positive!!!

And being called Princess is a compliment!! You have sensitive skin and I know that deserve to be pampered and treated like a princess right now. 100%

Anonymous said...

Excellent! I am so happy to hear that you are feeling better! Very good news indeed.