Port removed yesterday

The anticipation was far worse than the actual event.  Except for a small sting with the Novacaine shots, it was painless.  Am a bit sore this a.m. but nothing an ibuprofin won't take care of....Hopefully there will be minimal scarring and I won't have to wear turtlenecks all summer:-)  The port itself was rather pretty, all bright purple and shaped like a heart.  A Purple Heart.  Wounded in battle.  How appropriate for all of us dealing with this illness.    I say prayers of thanksgiving for everyone on this site and for our continued strength and recovery.
 
 

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deleted_user
deleted_user

Hi Sally,
Is it not just the best feeling when they remove the port and you can say to yourself..okay, another step in the right direction to the rest of my life? I was so thrilled to have it removed while hoping never to have to have another implanted. All of these steps on our journies road bring us to good health. Congrats to you, we are members of such a lucky group.
Take care,
Pat
deleted_user
deleted_user

Congratulations on your port removal. I hope one day to be able to have mine removed as well. Here is to your continued good health.
Gr8ful
Gr8ful

Stoked for you mate you have always been an inspiration to me, your journey has been a priveledge to be part of. G8
CoogeeMum
CoogeeMum

Good stuff CC. Another chapter closes on this journey of life, and new doors open in front of us. :}