Tuesday, October 6, 2009

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OK, ready? 'Cuz I'm gonna complain for a little while. With me? Good.

Grievance 1: The arm covers I bought shrank just enough that they're not really comfortable.

Grievance 2: I was awake until 5:30 in the morning yesterday (today, I guess) due to a variety of symptoms. Pain, discomfort, blood pressure issues. And to cap it all off, vomiting.

Grievance 3: I am so horribly tired. Wiped out. Exhausted. If Nick weren't feeding me, I doubt I'd have the energy to actually eat.

Grievance 4: The nurse who was supposed to change my dressing on Mr. Pickles said she'd be here between 5:30 and 7:00 tonight. At 7:30 we call her and discover that she's many miles away and will have to come tomorrow.

Grievance 5: My insurance will only cover 30 days of IV antibiotics. After that, we're paying for it completely. And this stuff isn't cheap.

Grievance 6: Above-mentioned insurance company is now being a jerk about covering Nick's prescription for Tindamax. So we are ordering from Canada, because in the U.S., a 30-day supply is over $400.

Grievance 7: My skin is so dry that it's starting to hurt. My hair is also dry and frizzy. Just another fun part of antibiotic therapy.

Grievance 8: I have chronic Lyme disease. That pretty much sums it up.

1 comment:

  1. Hey, I have a PICC and the best cover I've found are the Nike arm sleeves. I know that Nike is evil, but these things are great. They are breathable and washable and much less irritating than the nylon mesh or other solutions that I've tried. Added bonus of making you look like an NBA star who is concerned about protecting his free throw arm. Good luck!