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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Going to Chicago!


I'm leaving for Chicago and pretty well packed! I have been wanting to blog because I got the most...MOST...exciting news on Friday! I will not be getting a central line! They don't use them anymore for this, they now do a picc line! Which is creepy if you don't know what they are, but way less prone to infection and they do it bed side with local anasthetic.

I have been buying things to wear in the hospital that have an open neck for the central line...jokes on me! Picc goes in my arm! So, now what? I packed some T-shirts and can hopefully put on sweatshirts over the line, if not, I'll cut of the sleeve of a couple! No worries! One sleeve up, one sleeve down...trendy!

Trying to keep a positive attitude and give all my fear to God. Gets hard sometimes, but I know he can handle it...I can't! Fear can consume people...I do NOT want to be consumed! Sounds like you've been eaten...kinda like the saying "it's eating you alive"...no thanks! LOL

You can tell I'm nervous, but I am going in knowing a great deal about what's going to happen and what to expect, so I will adjust as I go through it.

Pray for Jessica...she will be without her Mommie and I don't think she realizes how tough it will be. There are so many everyday things Mom's do for their children. I have friends to help, I just pray she's patient with herself and others. She can be such a great person.

Pray for Bob, he'll be without his best friend and the person that runs the home. He needs patients and guidance too, and has to deal with a pre-teen, home, and work!

I'll update in 3 days, when I'm doing all my cognative tests and paper work! HUGS to you all!


  1. We prayed for you, Bob, and Jess tonight, and will continue to. I KNOW God has all of you in His hands and we are so excited about the miracle gift that He is going to give you. Keep your eye on the prize, knowing that all of the inconveniences in between will be worth it. We love you lots!

    Denise :o)

  2. Oh yay! I had a picc line for mine too. Sorry I was mistaken the central line I had was for plasmapheresis. A Picc line does not hurt at all!

  3. Marisa,

    Your the only one I know that had a PICC line. Thanks for telling me it doesn't hurt! The shot of lidocaine will probably be the worst part!

    Kinda creepy when you think about the whole thing! LOL

  4. Just wanted to let you know that I thinking of you and will continue to pray for you. I always thought of you as very trendy. Look forward to seeing you again. I'm not currently in a study, but I will make back in time to see you!

  5. Mara! I love you! I have missed you at MVC. I stopped coming 2 weeks ago, just didn't want to take the chance of catching something! I'll call you when I get back...your numbers still in my last study book!