Nothing On The Inside

Ding! Dong! My port-a-cath is gone!

Unlike my solo insertion day, today’s happy occasion was a family affair.

And, despite my squeamish worries, I co-operated fully during the local-anaesthetic-only procedure — I didn’t once faint or kick or flail around. I must admit, though, I was highly unprepared for:

  • the pre-incision warning that there was a chance removal of the port would be impossible
  • the Interventional Radiologist‘s struggle to dig and pry and snip it out

But it did come out and it’s all done but the 6day shower-free healing.

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

About Andrea

Andrea Ross was diagnosed with breast cancer October 6, 2009 and intends to survive and thrive. You can read more from Andrea here.

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