Having just had a follow-up for the third time since surgery we will do another rectus sheath block. If your curious and have a stomach for needles, see my last post.
We will not be doing an IV port at this point. I think my provider is smart enough and very skilled. I know she can get the vein in my ac, other side of your elbow, and after she gives the meds I don't care anymore. Those blocks are easier to handle.
The rectus ones are hard because I am awake and aware, but medicated for comfort. I have become fascinated with the ultrasound machine and watching what I feel on the screen. It is interesting to feel a spasm and see it on the screen at the same time. There is a validation, a feeling of sanity, and it's just interesting to a ems junky. You can take the girl out of ems but well you know the rest.
Ironically my next rectus block will be election day. So I will vote and then go, with a driver of course. Hard part is I can't be alone after these things, such a burden on others that is hard to deal with at times.
Thank you to all who keep reading and writing to me. I enjoy reading your opinions and expressions. I am especially happy when I hear from women who have decided to have mammograms because of me, and if that is you please do. 1 out of 8 are not the best odds and "your to young" is a lie. Hugs to all. Till next time...stay safe everyone.
PS: for my Dad...looky what I got to have :-)