I’ll warn you, this is going to be a long post (I know I’m long winded anyway!) But it’s important. It’s about advocating for yourself as a patient when a medical professional states they’d like to do something that you don’t feel comfortable with. It’s also about taking your central line, and the symptoms of possible line infection, very seriously. Continue reading “Why “We Need to Pull Your Line” Isn’t as Easy as it Sounds”
I feel like I owe my dear friend SwabCaps a huge thanks for helping to keep me central line infection free for the past five years (knock on wood)! Don’t get me wrong, Sawbcaps aren’t a 100% infection blocker. They do a pretty fabulous job though!
These sweet little orange nuggets are pure gold to me. Lots of you might know about them, but for those who don’t, SwabCaps are Skittle sized rubbery-plastic caps that have an alcohol saturated pad inside that you put on the end of a central line or IV when it’s not in use. You might also know a similar product called a Curos cap, a very similar product, but it’s a harder plastic that is bright green. Continue reading “SwabCap Love & Ghost Hunting in Eureka”
Oh the joys of showering with a central line… Let’s talk about that!
I’ve had several people ask me about the showering method I’ve come to love the most over the years. It’s a bit tricky to answer, because I’ve had all types of lines. So I thought I’d share my tips to showering with all of them!
P.S. The last one is my top fave and current method, so stick around. Continue reading “Showering with a Central Line”