I'm going home today. The doctors said I'll be discharged by noon. Not sure if that is going to happen, but I'm trying to be patient.
I had surgery on Tuesday and have my new catheter placed. It has three lumens this time and is on the left side of my chest. They weren't able to place it in the same place as the other because of scar tissue. I'm still really sore from it, but they've had me off the IV since yesterday so I've just been taking Tylenol.
I have an appointment with Barnes tomorrow morning and will see Dr. Westervelt in the afternoon. I don't plan on being admitted tomorrow. I'm hoping for a weekend at home. I want to spend time with my family and try to put on some weight. Last I was weighed I had dropped to the mid-90s. I lost a lot this time and look pretty bad. Between my arms and bony body I think I look like a heroin addict. Thankfully I'm just sick.
Thank you for your prayers. Thanks also to Meam, Rachel, Anne, Aunt Susie and Kathie for the cards of encouragement.