Well...so that happened.
At the end of my d-sessions, they remove the needles, I apply pressure, and then they tape me up and I go on my way. Yesterday one of the sites decided to play fire hose and break open at the exact minute I stood up to put my sweatshirt back on and head out.
I really do wish I knew how I did it, but I looked down, called for help, and then immediately sat down with my arm over the trash can. Not only did I NOT make a mess...I avoided passing out on the floor in front of God and everybody (which would have precipitated a need for a forklift).
I kept apologizing for the two drops of blood that hit the floor and started to cry like a toddler because I felt like I had failed somehow, and my techs and nurses just kept laughing that only Coni would apologize for bleeding out after a dialysis session. (What can I say? I'm a people pleaser, apparently, and still feel like I'm a big fat problem most of the time rather than just a patient.)
We got the bleeding stopped, cleaned me up, re-taped me, checked my blood pressure, and I was good to go. I felt a little woozy, but managed to get home and into the Happy Chair before heading to bed at 7:30.
Today I am hungover and feel like my arms and legs are encased in cement. We have plans to go walk around in the sunshine today, but methinks I might need a few more cups of damn good (and maybe some waffles) before I feel semi-human again.
So no stitching to report, I'm afraid. I do hope to remedy that sometime this weekend, as well as make a final decision about Maynia. Given my ability to put in quality time with needle and thread lately...I don't want to set myself up for disappointment.
Betty let me know that she's tired of hearing about dialysis, but I was always told to write what I know, and this is what I know now. If, however, Betty is correct and I am overstepping with it...let me know, Dearies, and I will do my very best to find another channel!
Here's hoping that your weekend is off to a less dramatic start and that you get to thread up and do whatever your heart desires! Come tell me all about it!