Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Not what we had in mind

Nope. No way, no how.

Just learned this morning that I need more surgery. At least it's same day surgery and Ralph will be able to bring me home afterward. I don't have to stay overnight at the "hotel," as it were.

Getting a port implanted to use for upcoming chemotherapy treatments. Woo hoo.

And my online journal about my cancer journey doth continue...


barb @iPhoneographi said...

Bless your heart. The port makes administering and receiving the chemo so much easier. Truly. At least so I've been told by a dear friend/family member. She went through chemo after colon cancer surgery a few years ago. She also wasn't crazy about the port procedure, but grateful for it each time she went in for chemo.

She had mixed emotions about removing the port once they were sure she didn't need any more chemo... More surgery, but done with chemo!

It's been about 4-5 years now - and she's still cancer-free!

Big hugs :]

Patti said...

Thanks, Barb..I was just sitting here wondering if they were ever going to remove it.
Forgot to ask. It's all kinda overwhelming.

Betty said...

I hope everything goes smoothly with the port. I'll be thinking of you.

Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

honey it will make your life so much easier in the long run but i'm so sorry it's happening.

hugs, bee

Linda said...

Well, phew! At least it's just surgery to have a port put in ... when I first saw this post I just about what into panic mode thinking that your surgeon had missed something with your initial surgery.

Having had to go in and get IV iron infusions once a week for a very long time, I can probably say that it would have been so much easier if they had given me a port as I'm what's called a "hard stick" as my veins are terrible. A port will be so much easier for you to deal with and if one has to have chemo, as you do, then it's good that there are ways to make it easier.

Sending you a big hug and best wishes that soon this journey will be behind you!