Today I had the port-a-cath inserted below my right clavicle bone. This will be the median by which we launch the first attack on this disease. You can check out what the port looks like here: http://bardaccess.com/port-powerport.php. I will take some pictures to show you guys my new third nipple as soon as the incisions heal and I can correct this crazy lopsided chest hair shave they got going on lol. I am definitely a little sore from the surgery, but nothing some meds and a funny movie can’t fix (Thanks Brian S. for a good list of movies.) I will say, the place was perfect timing with this heat wave, who want’s to be outside in that gross humidity anyway. Thanks to the medical team today for making things as smooth as possible. (NP- Melissa, MD – Taj, Tech – Kelly, & RN- Audrey.) You are all awesome and made me feel very comfortable and at ease.
So I know the big C is a huge downer for everyone but, you know what’s pretty cool? An excuse to buy a hole new drawer full of exercise clothes. All in all I bought a Livestrong hoodie, hat, shorts, windbreaker and three t-shirts. The official Colon Cancer color is Royal Blue so I obviously ordered everything in their blue & yellow colors. Going to be the sexiest cancer fighter this side of the charles…. well, probably not… but at least I will match
Love you All – Teej
p.s. I messed up on my blog yesterday and the cryo isn’t until tomorrow. Hopefully I am not still so sore… well, at least I’m a lefty. (*crosses self* again)