Port Placement

Wednesday night we dropped off our kiddo at my cousin’s and did a quick little date night to Walmart to find this comfy sweater (totally from the men’s section!) and rent a movie. I was having a rough night – happy that things were finally moving forward after waiting on all the holidays and the new year and insurance, but also realizing that my body will never, ever, be the same. While I get frustrated that things feel like they are taking forever, I get anxious about all the change at the same time.
Thursday morning I had my Port placement, an important step to beginning Chemotherapy – it means I won’t have to get an IV in my arm during each treatment, saving my veins and getting the medicine into my bloodstream faster. I’ve been super sore and sleepy, but thankfully slept like a rock last night in the love sac and get to shower today! Yay!
I found this brief description of a Port from BreastCancer.org, photo from UWmedicine.org:
“A port is a small disc made of plastic or metal about the size of a quarter that sits just under the skin. A soft thin tube called a catheter connects the port to a large vein. Your chemotherapy medicines are given through a special needle that fits right into the port.”

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