Monday, August 29, 2011

No word, a building need.

I'm really hoping that they can schedule my port surgery soon. In the last few days I have managed to feel pretty gross. The mid 80 degree weather has me feeling all sorts of icky. But whatever, that will be addressed this week I'm sure.

I've been trying to keep myself busy, so I don't really have the time to dwell on it... AND what I came up with is making an Amazon wishlist. I have a running one for my kindle, so I can keep track of the books I want. But I discovered the wishlist button you can add to your toolbar, and I kind of went crazy. It also coincided with getting J.Crew's September issue in the mail. Ugh. Anyways, I thought I'd share a few of my highlights, and the link to my wishlist. (Totally NOT a "BUY ME SHIT!" tactic btw)

1. J.Crew - Brumpton bag

2. Hunter - Pink High gloss :)

3. Kate Spade - New York canvas Kindle case

4. Hollister Co. - El Morro jacket

5. Doctor Who - Season 6 Part 1 
You gotta have the Doctor around. ;)

Amazon wish list: Phee's Love
( I have a scrapbooking wish list as well, mostly because Amazon is sooo cheap!)

I'm working on another that's not an update about all the stupid crap. I'm almost done with it! Wahooo

have a good day my loves!


Friday, August 26, 2011

3 P's


The last couple days have been WONDERFUL! Yesterday Morgan and I hung out at the pool, had pizza at Nana's, and played apples to apples. Today, I posted some stuff on craigs list (please sell!) and am now painting/blogging. While I literally watch paint dry, I am on the computer editing photos and blogging. I'm seriously having a good week. It's so refreshing after the bullshit last couple of weeks.
I am super excited about the painting I'm doing, and I hope the guy who paid for it likes it. I had a week set back because I was in the hospital, but I've been in my little studio painting every chance I get. It's been so boiling hot though. Especially in the late afternoon! The only thing keeping me sane right now is iced tea, and a fan blowing directly on me. Whew!

I am VERY happy to report that I will be getting a portacath, and that it's only a matter of scheduling now.  :D

The Lovenox shots are horrible. Morgan is doing them for me. Lucky guy! I just can't do them on my own, the Lovenox stings and burns soooo bad going in, I'd never be able to do hold it still while doing them. I don't usually feel like a whimp, but these shots have me saying "Wait, wait, wait" like I did when I was 10.

Change of subject... August 9th was my 1 year wedding anniversary! I can't believe it's already been a year. It's been so fun!! Being married is one of the best things. Because I'm all about celebrating, I had a friend of mine take some anniversary pictures of us. We went to Sauvies Island to take the pictures, and they turned out GREAT! :D I hope you like them as much as we do.



Sunday, August 21, 2011

clots again???

Okay... Where to begin?!

2 Fridays ago I arrived at clinic to get my picc line dressing changed. When the nurse went to flush it, it wouldn't budge, and the line had blood in it. After attempting to loosen the clot for 15 minutes, we decided the picc was a goner and pulled it out. So, I don't have a picc line anymore.
The reason I am in this time, is because my arms, neck, and head started to swell. Similar to how they were when I had the clot in my SVC. All of the swollen areas were tender, and hurt a lot when any thing touched them. On Tuesday it was REALLY bad, and I was totally freaking out.  I wasn't really thinking with the fact that it could have been a clot from my picc line... So later that night I started coughing up blood. It wasn't that much, but we were getting ready to go to the ER anyways. When I just stopped coughing up blood. I managed to lay still the rest of the night. The next day I had a clinic appointment, where we all decided it would be best if I was admitted.

I had an ultrasound done on my neck/arms/chest, which showed I had a clot in one of the veins in my left upper arm. Then we did a CT with contrast, basically showed the same thing. Finally the Echo. There is NO clot in my SVC. Thank god!!!! Next question - What kind of access am I going to get for IV antibiotics?...
Well the ultrasound didn't show a promising vein for another picc line. So none of those. (yay) My only real option is another Port. (YAY) So, the surgeon who took out my last one, agreed to put in a new one as well. We are having all the discussions with all the different people and should have the surgery scheduled soon.

I am SOOO excited to get a new port. That picc line business is NOT for chumps. 6 months of showering with a bag over your upper arm, and laying on your other side, and not picking up anything over 5 lbs with your picc arm.

It's going to take a bit to schedule the surgery, so I'm going home today on oral antibiotics and Lovanox.

I get some summer days with my family and my puppies. Painting the night away after eating a dozen home made tacos, and a good swim! Hooray!