Me, myself and...a port!

I had a chest port put in a few weeks ago and it's finally healing very nicely! I was quite the grumpy lady for the first two weeks because it hurt. A lot. When my doctor told me I should have this nifty little thing put in, I wanted to scream and cry NO NO NO! because the process of actually putting it in sounds really....disgusting. And if you're anything like me, you don't want much near your jugular, especially a knife.
The procedure ended up being easy peasy, and I would just like to put a special shout out for the sedative drugs.They were really really really wonderful - ONLY to be consumed under the care of a professional doctor, who might I add wasn't too bad looking - sorry Tom. <3

 
***What is a port? The port is a more convenient, and pain free way of receiving chemo and getting blood drawn. Often times, after a few chemo sessions, it is hard to fine "good" veins to inject the medicine in to, making it a much longer and more painful process. . (See second photo below). 

My port, healing very very nicely! I'll totally let you feel it if you want (for 5 bucks). Just kidding! Kind of...

My port, healing very very nicely! I'll totally let you feel it if you want (for 5 bucks). Just kidding! Kind of...

Image taken from http://www.uwmedicine.org/health-library/Pages/chest-port.aspx

Image taken from http://www.uwmedicine.org/health-library/Pages/chest-port.aspx

This is after I had blood drawn from the port and the nurses so kindly kept the tube in place for my chemo session later that day, so I wouldn't have to be pricked twice. I just love them. 

This is after I had blood drawn from the port and the nurses so kindly kept the tube in place for my chemo session later that day, so I wouldn't have to be pricked twice. I just love them.