Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.


This sucks

I know that what I have is temporary and that it can be treated, but my freaking shoulder and boob hurt. My head feels like it is at the top of a well and is about to explode off. Add to that, I have little to no energy and a constant headache. Thing is, I don't tell anyone this, so shhhh.

I'm quite the trooper most of the time, but right now, I'm feeling like ass. The stupid yeast infection just adds insult to injury. Ok, injury to injury. ;)

Gross factor ... I can feel this catheter in my chest. Grody. Making me itch, still, too.

Finally got my pictures to work again. My blondeness was shining through. Blogger changed the tool bar and it totally messed me up, but I finally figured it out.

OOPS, I posted this before I meant to.

Here is a pic of my post-IV arm taken last week. The picture didn't do it justice.

Here is the catheter.

The actual catheter endee thing hangs down by my nipple. When I'm braless, I look like Chandler Bing with a third nipple. I had to change the bandages yesterday because the little disc you see there was saturated with blood. Gross, huh? Crazy little tidbit that people don't think about - I can't get it wet, so I have to use Glad Press N Seal and put it on my body to keep it dry when I bathe or shower. So frustrating.


  • At 11:19 AM, June 27, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…


    I had one into my heart about nine years back while in ICU, and still, I will occasionally ghost feel that damn thing.

  • At 11:46 AM, June 27, 2005, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    Yikes, that sucks. I bet that is awful. My mom had a mastectomy and she still ghost-feels that breast more than 15 years later!

    I hope I don't keep this feeling with me for years to come.

  • At 8:14 AM, January 02, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Oh, I've no inkling on how mastectomy is (management/therapy) until today. That must be really tough. Hope you feel better soon. :)


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