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The Port is in...everything went very smoothly.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

I had my port put in (for chemo) early Friday morning at Vanderbilt hospital. It was done under local with heavy sedation so I don't remember a thing.....and that's fine with me. It was actually easier than getting the biopsies done.

There is very little soreness at the site and no bruising. I can't swim for three weeks or do heavy exercise, but other than that....I can pretty much do anything.

My first chemo will be this Wednesday.

Life is good!

Hugs,
Kay
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  • BONNIEMARGAY
    Wishing you health and wellness.
    1128 days ago
  • FLORIDASUN
    It's SO heartening to hear from so many people that have gone through this and are doing fine! I truly ABSOLUTELY believe that you will be 100% well again. This cancer just slowed you down and said "Hey it's ME time now Kay!" Once you get that lesson...and you HAVE...you are ready to move onto your next one!

    I love you dear one...love you BIG...and the power of love can move mountains...I've also enlisted my most POWERFUL and MIGHTY angel "The Josher" to pull in a few 'angel favors' and enlist his angels to look over you and your progress as well. With his 'angel crew' you are in good, good hands! He's pretty powerful by now with 7 years of angel duty under his belt! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1128 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/26/2013 8:41:17 AM
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  • GMO_JEN
    I am glad the procedure was relatively easy- it really made things easier for my mom for a bunch of reasons (not just chemo, but blood draws). Thinking of you and sending prayers your way.
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    1128 days ago
  • DDOORN
    Thank you for sharing your wonderful attitude! As you said in your last blog, life IS good! :-)

    Don
    1128 days ago
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  • LIVE2RUN4LIFE
    Thinking of you every day.
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    1129 days ago
  • MICHELE142
    emoticon and Luck with the chemo and port.

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    1129 days ago
  • LOPEYP
    You are emoticon !! The world would be a better place if more people had your attitude and ability to see the positive in everything! emoticon
    1129 days ago
  • IFDEEVARUNS2
    Glad to hear this step went smoothly!
    1129 days ago
  • MOM2ACAT
    I am glad it went well. I had mine done the same way. It felt a little "weird" for a few weeks as it was healing, but most of the time now, I forget that I have it. I was given some prescription Emla cream which I apply an hour before my appointment time, and cover it with a small piece of Glad Press n' Seal wrap. It numbs it so that I don't feel any pain when I am getting the needle stick.
    1129 days ago
  • HEALTHY4ME
    Oh I just shudder thinking of this. I am such a super chicken and hate needles... HUGS and glad it went well. Hoping chemo is not too bad. Your attitude and diet are certainly going to be a great help.
    HUGS
    1129 days ago
  • NINJALINDA
    My, how things have changed since I last dropped by your blog. I am so sorry you are having to take this journey, but I'm incredibly glad for your outlook. Reading back over your blogs, you are amazingly good at finding the positives in situations. This skill will undoubtedly help you on this new journey!

    Your blogs brought back a lot of memories for me, and a few tears too. I'll be praying for a great outcome for you. I hope I can be a support for you in this time, as you were for me two years ago.

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    1129 days ago
  • SNOW_LEOPARD_74
    Glad the port insertion went smoothly! Good luck on your chemo, you can kick this!!

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  • FIRYMIST35
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  • MYUTMOST4HIM
    Here is a website I bought a "cushion" for my port site.
    http://tiddybearcomfortstr
    ap.com/

    I prefer to call these "BEAR HUGS" but they didn't ask me.
    My oncologist did give me a pad of sorts but this worked better.

    My chemo started in March of 2010 for six weeks then in August of 2010 for six months!!!

    Good luck and God bless
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    1129 days ago
  • SLIMMERJESSE
    Thinking of you. Big hug.
    1129 days ago
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