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.