Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Moving on

Well, today I saw the nutritionist and the CDE. The appointment with the nutritionist went well, as expected. She was really nice. Then I saw the CDE, who kind of had the wrong impression of me thanks to the other nurse, but I think we got it straightened out. She said she'd ordered the Sils for me but said MM is good about switching things out. I don't know about that. She wanted to try a Sil on me, but they didn't have any short ones, so she used a long one! I also asked for a Sure-T, which I guess is unusual. So now I have one of each. She put down the IV-3000 first.

Disclaimer: this probably won't apply to anyone else: the Sil hurt a lot going in and still hurt for awhile afterward, and it was a bit red for awhile afterwards. The Sure-T stung going in, but wasn't too bad after that. The Sil is still a little painful, and much more painful if I even brush the edge of the site or, say, touch it with my shirt. Definitely touching the site itself is right out. I'm not sure the shorter one would be much better. The Sure-T, on the other hand, I can't even feel. The only time it hurt after the insertion is when I caught the tubing in my hand when I was pulling up my shirt. I asked the CDE to tape it down, but she said it would hold fine, and it did. I don't think I'd put it on the same way, with the tubing connector going into a loop, though. She wants me to keep them on for a couple days. So far, I don't see any allergic reaction to the adhesive, but I may still be allergic to the Teflon in the Sils since I've reacted to heplocks before.

Oh! And my training is scheduled for the 27th and 28th. Not as soon as I wanted, but oh well. So far everyone else I've seen at the center has been great.

1 comment:

Megan said...

Oh my gosh, I HATE sils. I would rather use a sure-t any day than a Sil.