I'm finished with my sixteen day course of IV antibiotics!! Unless you go through regular IV therapy like I do, you probably don't understand the sheer joy I feel because I'm disconnected from my port for awhile. So let me just tell you, it is wonderful. I can shower without worrying about getting the tape wet. I can exercise with greater ease. I can even sleep on my stomach again! I'm no longer restrained by my schedule (antibiotic schedule, that is).
Don't get me wrong, I needed those IVs. Without drugs as strong as IV
Imipenem or IV Colistin, I would not have the same quality of life I do now. They keep me from being chained to an oxygen tank, and I am so grateful!
But even though my heart overflows with thankfulness for scientific and medical research, I am SO happy to be deaccessed from my port (at least for a little while!)