Sunday, January 18, 2009

The Port and I

Hi All,

I got my port on Thursday. I will take a page from my sister Jen's book and substitute "barnacles" for swear words. So, holy barnacles that port hurt the first day! It's day 4 now, so the pain is subsiding, but I swear getting the boob lopped off hurt less. Also, the day after the port I had a Muga (heart) test, bone scan, and ct scan of my liver, abdomen, etc. The solution they give you to drink is absolutely disgusting - like liquidated vanilla chalk and I had to drink 2 bottles of that barnacle! So, hopefully the test went well and I'll have no problems getting the chemo this Thursday.

I went out this Saturday for my last hurrah before the chemo starts - it was so much fun! Thanks to Kelley for planning it! Thanks, Alissa, for the cool bandana, too! I'm sure I will get a lot of use out of it. Now, I'm not saying that was the last Bud Light I'll ever drink because my doc said I could have beer if I felt like it, but I won't be having 5 in a row for quite a while. She actually thinks I won't want it because everything is going to start tasting funny. Oh well, I can still hang out with you all while you're tossing them back! It'll be like when I was pregnant.

The week after chemo I have decided to go get my haircut really, really short, so the next time you see me I may either be "rocking the baldness" as my brother-in-law would like or have the Heidi Fidanque-type do, at least.

ciao for now!

1 comment:

Tracy said...


The port placement is hard because it goes through a muscle. However, you will be VERY glad you have it. Soon you will not even notice it is there. Good luck this week. I'll be thinking of you.