IV Free!

No IVs baby! Now that I’ve given up the morphine I currently have no IV meds between a 10:00 pm dose of Meropenem and a 6:00 am dose of Doxycycline. I convinced my RN that the best way to keep me from yanking this catheter out of my neck in my sleep was to simply unhook me. Awesome. I watched a whole episode of The Office just walking aimlessly around the furniture and tight spaces in my room that the stupid IV pole usually precludes me from doing. Twice in the last hour I stood up and grabbed the pole only to realize all over again that i’m not chained to it anymore. It’s still a little unsettling that I don’t walk anymore as much as shuffle. My legs have forgotten how to do their job effectively after what seems like such a short time of being inactive.

It’s occurred to me that I have a good chance of sleeping through the 6:00 am administration of Doxycycline, I may wake up already re-tethered. Still, totally worth it.

Side note – to the brazil nuts in Planters mixed nuts: I’m sorry to say I won’t be eating you anymore – I’m just not all that impressed. I know I’ve been eating you along with all the other nuts up until now but I didn’t want to hurt your feelings. You’re so big with so little flavor, it just doesn’t seem like you’re bringing your A-game. I wish you luck in all your future endeavors, but I’ll be throwing you out from now on.

– Austin

    • Beth
    • January 27th, 2010 12:24pm

    I can see you doing the “soft shoe shuffle” in between the chairs and table…. glad you were able to walk around “freely” for a bit…

    your side note for brazil nuts is so funny, I can hear you saying this in your every so nice and sweet sarcastic tone!!!!

    Funny guy Austin….

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