I just got home from the doctor. We had to go to my primary care doctor for a lot of things. We got the results of the sleep study and it showed that I stopped breathing a couple times but not enough for sleep apnea, which is good. It did show that something was causing me to wake up 6 times every hour. He said it had to do with my legs. My primary care referred me to a sleep specialist to see what is going on. So I had to get blood drawn today for the sleep specialist to look at. I have horrible veins. I got to the lab today and asked if they could use my PICC line. Of course they said no. They began to look at my arms to try and find a vein. I had to tell them where my veins were. I know, it's crazy that I have to tell them where my veins are. She stuck me at least 4 times, probably more. It took 45 minutes until she gave up and told us we had to go to the ER so they could draw blood from my PICC line. Thankfully another nurse came in and said she could take it from PICC line. My arms are going to be so bruised!
We asked the doctor about the rash on my back that has been there for over a month. He said it's just a virus that has to run its course.
My PICC line has been in for almost 7 months which is a long time. Everyone says it's the best PICC line they have seen! It has started to hurt all the time which means it needs to come out. We have talked to several doctors and we decided that I need a port. A port is under the skin right under the collar bone. It can last for years and is great because it's under the skin! The port will let me continue to do IVs at home! The doctor referred me to a surgeon at Edmond hospital and said I can hopefully get in to see him next week. When I have the surgery, he will take the PICC line out and put the port in at the same time! I'm ready to get the PICC line out!
In the doctor's office they had the radio station Klove playing and one of my favorite songs came on while they were trying to get blood. It's I Will Rise by Chris Tomlin.
"There's a peace I've come to know
Though my heart and flesh may fail
There's an anchor for my soul
I can say, "it is well"
Jesus has overcome
And the grave is overwhelmed
The victory is won
He is risen from the dead
I will rise when He calls my name
No more sorrow, no more pain
I will rise on eagles' wings
Before my God, fall on my knees
I will rise
There's a day that's drawing near
When this darkness breaks to light
And the shadows disappear
And my faith shall be my eyes
And I hear the voice of many angels sing, "worthy is the Lamb"
And I hear the cry of every longing heart, "worthy is the Lamb"
"My flesh and my heart may fail,
but God is the strength of my heart
and my portion forever." Psalm 73:26