Just a quick update: I am sore still but okay. Was pretty dopey this weekend on painkillers but am needing less today, for sure. The actual catheter isn’t going to be too bad. I mean, I’m not in love with plastic tubing hanging out of my belly, but that’s just vanity. I see no evidence of internal bleeding like before the second surgery. Mainly I am itching from all of the tape I have to use to keep the tubing from dangling. I have ordered a Catheter belt that includes a pouch for the excess tubing. So that should help immensely. I’m still swollen, but it seems like your regular run-of-the-mill-post-surgery swelling.
I have Dialysis tonight, so that’s my big plan for today. Just gonna chill and veg out. Love Y’all!!! Try to choose joy… That’s what I’m trying to do too!!!
I am heading into the hospital on Tuesday the 31st to get my peritoneal catheter placed. I’ve been on hemo dialysis for nearly a decade… And I am so nervous about the change. It takes about a month for the catheter to be useable. I will update with more information soon. Eek. I’m scared. I’m excited. I’m feeling a little sorry for myself. It’s a jumbled- up – fun-time at Genna Rose’s tonight.
“Don’t allow your wounds to turn you into a person you are not.” -Paulo Coelho
(Listen to him. He’s a smart dude.)
Good night friends. Choose JOY tomorrow! (Even if it is MONDAY!) ❤
Be careful out there, my fellow dialysis warriors. Fluid is EVERYWHERE! Of course, I say this as I sip on some good-ol’ unsweet tea. Take care of yourselves, babies! Choose joy!
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