Monday, March 19, 2007

To Port Or Not To Port?

So I've come to the decision that I'm going to get a port-a-cath put in on Thursday. With the insanity that went down during my catscan I don't think my veins can take any more. A port-a-cath is like an IV that's in your chest at all times (well until they take it out) and it goes into a big vein instead of the tiny ones in my arms. I was really hesitant to get one because it's still day surgery and since my shoulder got screwed up from my biopsy surgery I haven't been excited about going under the knife again. I decided the pluses out weigh the minuses and in goes the port. Apparently I get to use it for chemo that day, it should be interesting. I asked Tina, my nurse practitioner, if they could request a specific nurse as well - the same nurse from my biopsy surgery, I call him Nurse Dave, mostly because I have no clue what his last name is. He was super funny and told me jokes the whole time I was under the knife -- and I was freaking out the whole time, I didn't know you get to be awake for that shit! Nurse Dave was great, he realized that if no one was talking to me, I'd start crying - so he talked to me the whole time and told me jokes -- AND the weirdest thing was, we talked about San Francisco, and as most of you know, I have REALLY awesome sneakers from there and went back and bought more

Anywho - the first thing I usually say about SF is that I got awesome sneakers there, and instead Nurse Dave said the same thing! Love it!

So I'm trying again with the Look Good Feel Better, this time in Springfield on Monday. My mom is going to come with me too, so that should be fun. Like I said in my previous posts, free makeup, I'm soo there.

I'm in a good mood today. I'm back in Burlington for the week. Did a bunch of errands and am having a Pat and Kelly night of fun tonight - very much needed. Yesterday I went to Uncle Donald's for the St. Patrick's Day Parade, I didn't actually go to the parade though, I just stayed at his house with most of the family -- it was really cold and he has a huge flat screen so it was like we were there :)

This is all for my updates today, I'm sure I've got more to write about but, eh I got stuff to do.

PS I noticed a lot more people are reading this, which makes me super happy! Feel free to leave comments so I know you're reading :)


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Kelly, hope you are feeling ok today. Have been thinking of you.
Hope you have a good weekend!