Mine are a hot mess
I have to have an IV put up at least twice a month or more, usually more.
Now my veins are getting so small or lumpy that it takes at least 3-5 tries for the doc or the nurse to get it right :(
I am not afraid of needles but I hate looking like a freaking drug addict with my arms all bruised and poked.
I am very patient with the nurses and usually give them all the time they need but my patient is getting thinner each time.
I just want to say to them get a freaking nurse who can get the job done, these are not student nurses they don't get to touch me.
I was getting my fourth remicade infusion today took 4 tries to get an IV going, and they also took my blood work today and I am way to low in Iron although I just got like 5 bags of iron two months ago :(
And the colonoscopy yesterday did not look to goodl :( I think this will never end but I try to stay as positive as I can, but it is nice venting to you guys, you truly are the best ;)
Especially for a newbie like me.
And to top it all of I have a bad cold and the worst cough ever (I do not have a fever so the doc said I could get the remi today)
I cant tell you how tiered I am, I just want to lie in bed and Cry..
Hope you all are having a better day than me ;)
Big hugs from Iceland..
Hi I should have a note book here so I don't have to quote everyone but anyway I was going to say maybe its time you got a central line or a port a cath put in and give your veins a rest for a while no more needle pokes or blood drawn you get everything done from your port so your doctor about
it it could help you alot save your arms and i am not afraid of needles either however i do have a port a cath and wouldn't have it any other way it really makes your life easier give it a try. Jenn
Had Crohns 17 years had numerous bowel resections,fistulas,fissures,hemmies,kidney problems,fibro,arthritis,dignosed at 13 had GI feeding tube,nasal feeding tube,cental lines,ports,4 ruptured bowel emergency surgeries,TMJ,depression,current meds are Hydromorphone,30 ,Hydromophome,8 ,Ketoprofen,100 ,Trazadone,50 ,Lorazepam,10 ,Zopliclone,5 ,atriplyine,75 ,Losac,50 Tylenol Athritis ,B-12 injections ,Iron injections ,Gravol,75 Predisone,5mg ,Humira,40mg once a week.Still looking for the doctor with all the answers if you find him forward him to me please.P.S my bathroom is the nicest room in my house cause i spend so much time there,i am thinking about installing the computer and maybe a hot-dog stand.