Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Port, be gone!

I'm home! Surgery went well, but I do have to admit, I got a little freaked out during the procedure. Everything was numb, but I could feel lots of pressure, tugging, yanking, etc. It felt really strange. I got splattered in the face with blood and at one point I got really hot and started sweating. I made it through though. Here are some pictures of my port.


I got all my chemo through this little alien baby.


Goodbye old port. Thank you for all you've done for me, but it is time to part ways. I am moving on to better things! :)

They put a pressure dressing on and I have to leave it on all day. My doctor also wants me upright, so I don't bleed.

When I got to recovery one of the nurses made the comment, "Wow, you are really becoming a regular. You keep coming here, we will have to give you a job!" One of the other nurses chimed in "I gave her an application last time she was here!" They remembered me.....I was really hoping they wouldn't, because I'm pretty sure I embarrassed my self. My sister told me I was so funny while talking to them in my drug induced state and I don't remember any of it. They probably have my name wrote down on a do not hire list! lol

I guess they are doing some casual position hiring right now, so as soon as I know my reconstruction surgery date I am going to fill out my application and turn it in there. I figure I would be able to work there casual to get my foot in the door, while working at the hospital part-time. That way I would have my benefits that a casual position doesn't give. We'll see what happens when the time comes.

1 comment:

  1. Congrats on the port removal! My surgeon gave me mine to keep, but that's because we both have a weird sense of humor. I keep joking I'm going to crochet it into a Christmas ornament or something.