Tuesday, January 1, 2013
First Chemo Session...Done
Here I am, ~4 days after my first chemo therapy session. I still have hair and a smile :) Yesterday I was back in the hospital to have a port placed, which is a small device implanted in my chest. The port gives my care takers an easier access for IVs, chemo therapy, blood draws, etc., meaning no more IV starts in my arms. Hopefully this means less painful sticks and things will go faster.
The port placement went well. I was pretty well snowed and don't remember much. The nausea from the anesthesia wasn't fun, but none of this is. I am just grateful to have these medical advances around to help my life be, even a little, easier.
It's really frigid here in Chicago today, but Wynn and I went for a short walk. The cold, crisp air felt really good. I love my husband.
I've been getting tons of notes, messages, emails, and calls. I need everyone to know how much I appreciate hearing from all of you. I read every message and hold them close to my heart. Thank you so much for your love and support!