Tuesday, January 6, 2009

tethered

I don't like being tethered to this IV. I guess having it in a fanny pack, rather than a tall IV line holder on wheels like they use in the hospital and clinic is much better, but I still don't like it.

During the night, I spilled a cup of water on my night stand, where I keep EVERYTHING, and I instinctively jumped up to get a towel, forgetting about the fannypack. It almost pulled the line out of my chest. Not good. Scared the heck out of me. But it seems to be ok.

I will be taking it easy at home this week. Friday I get the IV out and will try to resume normal activity. So far the side effects have been minimal, but I am on a lot of meds again that inhibit my ability to drive. They also effect my memory. I remember very little about when I was going through chemo and radiation the first time. It is kind of a blur.

I want to thank everyone who helped out during that time with rides and food and support and prayers. People shoveled my drive way and donated money and one lady even brought over a rose or other beautiful flower every week, the entire time I was going through treatment. Thank you also for your prayers. It is nice to see that so many people care. It is, at times, overwhelming. I am very lucky to have you all!

Much love in return!
Tracy

1 comment:

Kalynn said...

Please let me know if you need anything. I probably still should not come over. The sickness has infected Big Troy now and I have an eye infection. But I can always round up one of the girls if you want/need anything :)

Hugs,
~K