Gosh darn it! I hate being caught in bureaucracy of medical people. I was to have had the catheter removed today, but no room on their schedule for me. I did everything I was supposed to do, made my appointments and did the ultrasound, but no room on their schedule for removing it. I yelled at the vascular nurse I was so frustrated. She knew I was coming for a removal and did not leave room in the schedule for me to have it done. She says she had to see the ultrasound first before scheduling the catheter removal. Utter bullshit, she should have put me on the schedule for a getting it out today. I am still pissed. I was so looking forward to a shower on Sunday. They will have time to remove it 9:15 Monday morning. Another F***ing appointment to go to.
Made it to the Monday and the catheter came out. IT was not too painful and fairly quick. The nurses were very nice and so was the doctor. I was a little shaky afterwards but came home and slept before going to dialysis. All is okay and the site is healing.