Tuesday, October 17, 2006

I'm Done. :D

Today was a "killer" day for appointments -- three on the same day -- but here are the results:

1. Wound Clinic, 8:45 a.m. I am done with this. Discharged. The doctor started to scrape at the scab covering the incision and said, "There's no point my trying to do anything with this. It's healed." Checked the two drain sites and said, "That's skin growing in there." Was it just five weeks ago that we all thought this would take until Christmas?!

2. Infectious Disease doctor, 12:30 p.m. "You look so much better than the first time I saw you. As long as you're not having any fever from the removal of the drains, I don't need to see you again."

3. Coumadin Clinic, 3:00 p.m. (theoretically -- I didn't get in till after 3:30). No change in the dosage, and apparently, the blood clot I got from the PICC line will dissolve itself over a period of about 3-6 months. Once my clotting level stabilizes, these appointments will gradually decrease from weekly to monthly.

Oh, and the best part: I get to take a shower again. If you hear a faint rendition of the Hallelujah Chorus clear the other side of the country, around 6:00 p.m., that'll be me.



Mimi said...

A SHOWER! WHOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! I'll join you in the Halleujah Chorus!

Catherine K. said...

Wonderful news! Yayyyyyyyyyy! I will join in as well if you don't mind :)

Philippa said...

I was wondering what that faint sound was. Thanks for confirming it was the Hallejuah chorus!

Excellent news!

Elizabeth said...

Meg, I am so very happy for you !
Wonderful news -Glory to God !

And I sure hope you really enjoyed that shower :-)

Susan said...

Ive been following your stor, both as a fellow blogger, and a person in the medical field.
Im so happy all went well, in the end.
Its hard to be patient when you are the patient!
Glory to God!

Aaron said...

Glory to God!