Monday, December 18, 2006

up in the air

I'm still up in the air about it. 

Okay, so I've been thinking about the why.  Who cares about the why.  I can think of a thousand reasons that it's a good thing to do, but I haven't really prayed about it yet.  So it doesn't matter what I come up with.  I have time though.  I'm going to continue walking because that's what I do anyway.  I'm sorry if that sounds short and rude.  I don't mean it to.  I had typed in a whole bunch of stuff, but it just kept going on and on and got on my nerves.  If it gets on *my* nerves, then imagine how you will feel!

To answer lanurse's question - Gary would not do it with me.  He hates walking.  :-D

And to answer your other question, about the fills.  They don't hurt.  At least not if the port is where you are numb.  The expanders have ports built in.  The doctor has this little magnetic device that he uses to locate the port and mark the spot with his pen.  X marks the spot!  The little needle is connected to a tube which connects to the syringe (the huge syringe!).  There is a tubing system where they can draw the saline from the bag, do the fill, and then draw again, all without much trouble.

Anyway, can you believe Christmas is next week??  Are you done shopping and wrapping?  I finally found the perfect gift for my DH!  He's so hard to shop for.  I have to finish up the boys, do some candy making and get the last minute stocking stuffers.  I've already bought a ham for Christmas eve.  I like to do a nice breakfast for christmas day.  So I need to hunt for recipes.  Busy, busy, busy!!  But it's a good busy.  :-)

3 comments:

gosso23 said...

Do you have someone that will do this with you? I wish I was there, I would do it in a heartbeat! What fun! Maybe you can talk Gary into it.  Tell him it will be a bonding mission. lol If he doesn't, trust me you will make friends along the way. Usually for stuff like that it draws a bunch of friendly folks who love to meet new people.  Follow your heart.
I am so glad that the fills are not painful for you. The huge syringe must freak you out though! I have a teeny little needle that I use for my white cell shots and THAT freaks me out!
I am trying to finish shopping but we are way short on money this year. I have so many deductable for meds and my surgeries. And I am not working much and my checks make the car payments so that is stretching Jeff's paychecks to the limit.
Take care,
Trish

am4039 said...

Christmas is fast approacing for sure. Have a good one.

lanurseprn said...

Thanks for answering my questions.  Let us know what you decide about the walk.  It sounds like fun to me!
Pam