Beautiful bouquet from a customer
Well, I went for my chemotherapy port on Friday, it was day surgery--in and out. So I thought.
I figured it this way, I had 4 additional complication with the cancer removal, the rare "1%", what else could go wrong?
The plan was a 1/2 hour to 45 minute surgery with the port being placed on the left shoulder. Funny, when I came awake, the clock indicated the time was 2 hours after I entered the OR. I had to ask a assistant because without my glasses I thought I was seeing things. Nope, the time was right.
My port was actually on the right side with a bandage on my left, they could not locate the proper placement, soooo I have a needle hole instead of the planned port on my left and the contraption on my right. I really don't mind which side the port is on just as long as it works.
By the time I got back to recovery I was feelin' the ole' ache and pain in my lower ribs on my back. The "one percent" risk with port placement is a collapsed lung, well mine had collapsed 30%, enough to have an extra overnight in the hospital. Joys....
I'm home now, I have chemo teaching today. C&G DesignHappy November.
Words and photos by Dawn,C&G Design.