Friday, May 11, 2007

La la la la la la la!!!!

That's me, singing, because I've lost my mind.
No, actually it's me, singing, because I just got back from the hospital and they saw how miserable I was, so they took the IV out of my wrist!!
Yay! Relief! Sweet, sweet relief!
They were able to find a much better spot, further up on my arm. Usually my veins are notoriously hard to find, but there was a terrific nursing student named Melanie who found one right away! First time! Effortlessly! Yay for Melanie! You go, girl!
So now I still have to have the IV in til tomorrow, but it's not a big deal now. It doesn't hurt at all in its current location. And thank goodness, now I can move my wrist and be ambidextrous again!
The leg is definitely improving, BTW. It doesn't LOOK much better, but it certainly feels a lot better. The swelling has gone down, and the "pressure" has greatly diminished. The flare-ups don't happen very often at all now.
I am feeling better! Lalalalalala!


Morgen said...

I would picture you doing cartwheels down the street, but....

Just glad they took out the hideous needly thing.

Lynda said...

I am glad you are no longer being tortured. I paid a lot of money for the torture to stop.

Marilyn said...

I'm glad you're feeling better. Are you turning into Elmo? Not that there's anything wrong with Elmo.

Steven said...

Oh the joy! The pure blissful joy! I'm feeling your happiness. Just imagine what life will be like with NO needles in your arm.

amisare waswerebeen said...

Look at that...I leave the blogging world for a couple of days and you're falling apart on me again. Glad you made it to the doctor sooner this time than before. I'm with you on the IVs, I hate them. With my second childbirth, I told them I didn't want an IV and they obliged...but said I still had to have a IV prep inserted in my arm, ready to go if needed. Kind of defeated the purpose of the boycott. Oh well, glad to read that you're doing okay.

Janna said...

Morgen: "Cartwheels and Janna" are like Ex-Lax and Sneezing. Not a good mix.

Lynda: Thank you!!! It was totally worth it!

Marilyn: No, I just decided to say "La la la la la" for no reason. :)

Steve: No needles at all... what a happy dream...

Amisare: I know what you mean about hating IV's. I hate the needles most of all, but there's also something vaguely creepy about external fluids being pumped inside you.... Yecch. I know they're sometimes beneficial, but still it creeps me out.