Sunday, January 22, 2017
Say goodbye to my little friend
The osteomyelitis which has laid me low for the last five months is now finally and completely defeated. I received the last of the IV antibiotics last week, and once the final labs came in I no longer needed the picc line. It was a little bit difficult arranging to have it removed (to have it removed on my schedule to be honest) so I went ahead and yanked it myself.
With my background and experience, If I'm not qualified to discontinue a picc line, no one is qualified.
Six weeks post surgery and I'm healing very nicely. I'm very nearly pain free and I can walk completely normally. Now it's time to bear down a bit and get back into shape. Five months of immobility has really done a number on my strength and mobility, but it'll come back quickly enough.
Having gone through this experience, I believe that I want to aim for a better, higher level of fitness than I had before the malady reared its ugly head.
We'll see what happens.
And let me just take this opportunity to thank all you kind readers for the well-wishes and prayers. They really did make a big difference.