Day -17 Health Score 81 Last night I was very tired from the drugs and my neck was very sore, especially over the site where the Hickman catheter is tunneled under the skin. However, today it is much improved. It does not hurt to turn my neck. Of course, the advantage is that my frequent blood samples can be taken directly from the catheter. I drove my mom home this morning. I the had lunch with Barbie and drove back. I was feeling a bit pensive, so I went to the beach in Pacifica to watch the sunset. I love the sound of waves crashing on the beach. It made for a pleasant evening.