|Day of Insertion|
This was an hour long process in a surgery-like room. Gowns, masks, the whole thing. But instead of lovely sleep, it was a local anesthesia. Thankfully, the medical team was compassionate. Pat was the lead and she walked me through the procedure to let me know when it was “going to hurt”, when to breathe, and when to "go to my happy place" (which I chose Colorado). So, this round device goes under the skin and a wire is inserted thru the vein to your heart. Once it is PUSHED into place, you are stitched up and bandaged.
REALITY CHECK! THIS IS NOT A DREAM!
Nope, can’t wake up from this. So, again, I have to say, no choice but to walk through this journey holding God’s hand. I am so blessed with all the support from friends and family.
As I write this, about 7 hours have passed since the procedure. Yes, I took a pain pill, okay 2. On a scale from 0-10, now a 4. Time, a nap, a pill = my life.
In 7-10 days, the stitches come out. I will probably do that on Jan 12 (first day of chemo). I am to carry information the size of a credit card to show for future tests, such as CT-scan or MRI (to show the type of port)