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Did get my partial IV fluids today!!


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Hi folks!

I did get alittle bit of an IV today.. the dco only ordered 500cc to be infused.. ..I was like what! after all the hassel and fight to get it and I dont get the full bag!!

But none the less i did get the 1/2 a bad.. here at home.. they said that for now this is only a one time thing.. and then will go from there..

So i did get 500cc run thru at a time frame of about 4 hours.. and it did help alittle bit.. I do feel less dizzy.. then i did before the IV started.. Now had they given me 2 bags like I asked for I probably would be feeling LOts and LOTS better!!

my pain level is starting to go dwon on its own..I am afraid to take any pain pills.. as I had an allergic reaction to an anti-inflammatory the other day.. and just am not up to trying yet another med. and having another allergic reaction to it!!

I think I developing some anxiety in reagrds to mediations.. I have an allergic reaction to so many meds!! that i dont even want to mess with new stuff!!

But.. yes the 500cc(1/2 of 1liter) that i got did help..some.. I am hoping tha after my labs come back that I can get some more fluids.. my doc is being cautious. which I understand.. but I have been feeling so badly that I am not in the most understanding mood these days...

I did talk with the nurse who put my IV in and she said that maybe if the Iv's really help.. that maybe I could get a pump here at home.. and could get hooked up as needed.. and learn how to operate the IV pump.. and unhook myself fro the IV's.. so that was some interesting bits of info!!

It ws nice to be hooked up to fluids herea t home.. where i could lay on my own couch and stare at my own tv.. and wear my PJ's.. and not feel "weird" or have to constently explain why i needed IV fluids..! lovely perks of home!!

But it is nice to be able to sit up for a few minutes and not fel instatnly symptomatic.. and the dizzyness has decreased..

They doc only oirder the supplies as a one time thing... so I am going to have to light some fires under some "booties".. so that i can get what I need.. and keep it and not have to continuously fight for what I should not have to fight for..!!

But I'mm am happy with the lmprovement from the 1/2 bag and cant wait to see what 2 bags will do for me!!

averticle not quite so dizzy-dizzygirl!!

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You shouldnt have to fight for the ivs- maybe your doc will see what an improvement they will be for you. You know, if these work for you this can keep you out of his office and the hospital- make sure you emphasize this to him and the nurse. Financially, it is a lot more prudent- insurance companies like prudence! Glad to hear the half bag helped here's to even more fluid in your future!


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