I changed my own dressing yesterday on my PICC line and I am proud as punch about it! I was told by *cough* people that I could not change it one handed, which obviously made me all that much more determined to do so. Mom helped a little, I conceed, by holding things (mainly the line itself so it wouldn’t fall out or be pulled out- an important task, not gonna lie) and taping some things but apart from that it was all me. Took a while but it was ‘fun’, sorta. After people basically helping me with everything because of how much Lyme has taken from me, its nice to do something for myself, and something hard at that! Almost makes up for not walking, but that was a big almost.
AnonymousMarch 28, 2009 at 4:45 am
Tallest, not oldest, big female cousin here.
That’s me in the picture! 😛
You are a superstar little girl. I cannot wait to see you!!!!!!!!!!!
love love love love love xoxoxoxoxo
JenniferMarch 28, 2009 at 5:35 pm
Smallest, but oldest cousin of them all!
Enjoyed the joke headline. I’ll use at work on Monday and see if any children roll their eyes at me (more so than they normally do!).
Congrats on the one-handed dressing change. I’m sure I would have been challenged doing it with three!
natalieMarch 29, 2009 at 9:18 am
big accomplishments are often made or little steps. GOOD JOB!! i don’t think i could ever handle changing an IV line, let alone stand having one.
I love your corny jokes and quote. Keep up the otimism and determination.
I miss you lots and wish you the best.
lots of love,
AdamMarch 31, 2009 at 11:39 am
Changing the dressing on a central line one-handed? Impressive! And that joke was one of my grandfather’s favourites. He used to tell it to me when I was 10 years old – thank you, seriously 🙂
AdamMarch 31, 2009 at 2:02 pm
Even if it is a PICC as opposed to a CVC – you rock, honestly!Reply
LisaApril 4, 2009 at 3:56 am
NICOLE!! thats HUGE! i remember hearing story after story about you freaking about when it came to getting shots and stuff and the sight of blood drove you mad!
thats awesome, and you can go up to those *cough* people who told you, “you can’t” and spit in their faces!
i love ya so much! thats so great being independant like that!
~ Lisa xoxoxoReply
LisaApril 4, 2009 at 3:57 am
btw, love the joke and title in one!Reply