Nov 18, 2010
Today I got showered and dressed for the first time since coming home from the hospital. It felt very good to scrub down, remove the SaranWrap-like dressing, and let the puncture areas breathe! I have an enormous hand-sized bruise from my right hip bone down the crease in my leg. It's dark purple, and nasty looking. The area is swollen and tight. I'm experiencing a PVC every now and then plus I got a couple of short, but weak runs of SVT which dropped out after about 8 beats. This is normal, and will continue for some time into the future. Also today, the burning when I urinate is beginning to subside. The Foley was a dirty little secret they didn't tell me about! That was a surprise, as I never had one before. It's a good thing I was out when they inserted it! Otherwise, I feel great!