Army of Mom

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

1.18.2008

TGIF

I'm alright, just not functioning at a super high level today. That is sort of amusing since I am trying to work. Not a lot, but some.

Oddly enough, my guts don't hurt at all. No pain whatsoever there. What does hurt is my arm. Apparently I have teeny tiny little veins. After the nurse couldn't get my IV started in my hand, the anesthesiologist tried in my arm and apparently he missed and was just pumping fluids into my arm and not a vein. So, he was mashing around to keep a fluid pocket from forming. SO, I have a giant bruise (pictured, on my bicep area) where he did that. My arm hurts like hell, too. He finally got the IV in the other arm no problem. Three's a magic number, apparently. So, I'm ok. I'm just still really groggy and weak. Top it all off with the fact that the short-acting steroid shot I got on Monday to clear my sinuses wore off and now I'm all stopped up again. That just makes it hard to focus or talk for me.

Anyway. I'm waiting to do a phone interview at 2:30 and then I'm going to crawl back onto the couch and sleep some more. Hibernation seems to be my hobby.

4 Comments:

  • At 1:23 PM, January 18, 2008, Blogger Kelly said…

    YEOUCH!

    I had a similar thing happen during my c-seciton with Jenelle. They had to take blood "after" my c/s and had to do it above my IV line. Hurt like hell and I had a bruise forever!

    I hope you start feeling better soon. Rest!

     
  • At 1:38 PM, January 18, 2008, Anonymous Lab Kat said…

    We need to do dinner soon. Compare IV bruises.

     
  • At 2:15 PM, January 18, 2008, Blogger justbarely said…

    Funny how a (supposedly) simple think like an IV can hurt worse than life changing things like oh, say, surgery. Or child birth. The nurse who put my IV in when I went in to birth my 2nd kid did such a crumby job that it left a huge bruise on the top of my hand that hurt for weeks. My hand LITERALLY hurt worse than my woman parts-and I had just birthed a child.

     
  • At 5:22 PM, January 20, 2008, Blogger Cindy said…

    Oh ouch! So strange how that's the part of you that's the most painful! LOL!

    When I had my ablation and tubal ligation done, it took them 4 tries to get the IV started. I was REALLY ready for them to finally get it! Yikes!

    (((hugs)))

     

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