I am in Colorado. I had to have my PICC placed today so I can begin treatment again on Monday. It was kind of a rough go. The first nurse tried 3 times to get the line to go in--that means that she put a needle about the size of a ball point pen tip into my arm, dug around until she got the vein and then shoved a triple louvered line up my vein toward my heart. The only problem was that I have scar tissue in my vein and she couldn't get it to go through. Finally they called a more experienced nurse in who got it on her first try. But good greif--three shots of litocaine and by the fourth time she didn't even have to numb me up. My wonderful friend Jamica drove me around to appointments today. I told her the PICC should take about 2 hours. it was more like 3 1/2. I'm so tired. I'll bet she is too. She had two kids in a Suburban for that long. My mom and dad are going to be here with me in Denver this weekend and through next week. I'm so grateful for them and their willingness to leave everything behind for me. They drove the long drive while I got to fly this morning. We will all drive home together next Saturday.
I got my hair cut yesterday and the curls are gone. When McCady walked in from school she said, "Wow! You look good . . . what'dya do?" MaLeah patted my head last night and said, "Why'd she have to take them all away? (the curls) I think she should've left 'em." I like my cut. It's short, but it's stylish and I have never been stylish. I hope when I wash it I'll be able to style it again like she did it. However this next week I won't be styling anything. A few days without a shower is something that doesn't lend itself well to style--maybe smell--but not style.
My little McCady has gone on from the council (district level) to the regional level (multi school districts) for the reflections video she made. It makes me laugh that all these judges keep passing it along. But it is her own work and it is pretty amazing to me. I don't understand all of it I just know she keeps getting trophies for the same video. She thinks it's great. I do too.
First Day of School in Knoxville!
10 months ago