I am on day 5 of wearing the ambulatory cardiac telemetry unit. It has not gone smoothly. I started on the first really warm day of the year and the electrodes melted off my body about every 5 minutes, even in air conditioning. Saturday, the next day, I had wised up and bought some surgical tape to hold the electrodes on. It worked well to keep everything where it needed to be, but it is causing sores on my skin. Not really what you want on an area that suffers from Lymphedema. I have been generously applying antibiotic ointment. Monday I went to work with my torso taped to the max and by the end of the day my skin was screaming. I decided that I needed less tape. Instead of trying to force the sensor to stay put with tape, I'd wear the lanyard and only tape down the electrodes. That was much more comfortable. I was looking forward to having the proper electrodes on Tuesday, but that didn't happen. They didn't arrive until today. In the mean time, I have many new sores on my skin caused by the tape. And in the next few days I will visit 3 doctors whom I will have to explain the monitor too.
On the bright side of things, my car is fixed and I can pick it up tomorrow evening after work. YEAY!!! It will make those three appointments less of a hassle. Andrew and I will keep carpooling, but it will be nice to have my own car. Especially when I have so many places to go.
Mollie is back home for a few weeks before she will be able to move into her apartment. She's being okay with it. I'm glad I get to keep her for a few more weeks before she really becomes officially out on her own. Realistically, this is what I prayed for when I was told that I had cancer. I asked God to give me 8 more years and He did. I wanted her to be able to stand on her own, and she is. Not only that, but she's on a potentially lucrative tract. She is the golden child of the guys who created Moe's and now they are creating a new franchise. And to top of it all off, her minor is in marketing. Who wouldn't want to get in on the ground floor of Moe's with a degree in marketing? With all of the health issues that frequently frustrate me, I am at peace with the idea that I have raised three children who can fend for themselves.
Jack's fourth birthday party is in a few weeks and I can't wait to see them again. I have no idea what to get him. His greatest love is to go outside and run. I have a UPS Widget doll that was abandoned in a cube for him. He won't know what it is. I will tell him that it is a UPS alien package car driver. Do you think it will make him scared of the UPS guy who delivers to his house? Anyway, that won't be his birthday present, but the Nana came to visit present. I think I will spend some time this weekend perusing the isles of Toys-R-Us. There was a time in my life that I swore that I'd never step into another one of their stores. HA! I didn't even imagine grandchildren then. I want to go up to Massachusetts for Clifton's birthday, but I'm going to have to work that out. I'll probably take the coach class on a train.
See, this was really random. Have a blessed night.