Thursday, June 17, 2010

IV Antibiotics-First PICC

My sinuses have been up and down over the last two years. The past year has been ok, with a few minor problems here and there. Although, stuff up there has never really ever felt great. The past six weeks have been a challenge. Headaches, fatigue, and not really being able to breath through my nose...the doctors and I have decided to try IV antibiotics. I go in Monday for a PICC. This will be my first PICC, so I am pretty nervous. I have no idea what to expect, but I know I don't handle intrusive, foreign objects poking me very well. I have requested some form of sedation, so I hope that will help. Even if it just keeps me calm and from freaking out. Its not so much the pain I am afraid of, its the idea of tubing moving around in my creeps me out.

This is a milestone in a way. On the one hand, I know I am lucky to have never had a PICC before at 32 years old. On the other hand, I worry that needing IV antibiotics is a sign that my health is declining. However, I have felt I needed this form of treatment two years ago when I was on disability because my sinuses hurt so much on a daily basis. If this is the treatment I need and it actually helps my sinuses and frees me from all of the pain, then this treatment will only make me healthier than ever!


  1. Thinking of you, kiddo. We'll chat pronto!

  2. never needed a picc before! wow! luckkyyy!
    the first one is always easy! it's the 8th, the 10th, the 12th...when it starts to get a bit more tricky! haha
    definitly ask for some ativan or something to help you relax. that is the only thing that makes it worth while...the happy drugs lol