One of my friends has allowed me to use some of her gorgeous images from Hawaii. She just returned from her vacation trip a few days ago. I don’t think it’s possible to take bad pictures there. Every scene looks prettier than the next.
I know I’m not in Hawaii, but there’s a little bit of paradise in every negative pathology report. Got a call today from my gynecologist with the good news. The tissue she sent off from the D & C on the 5th is all normal! Hooray! No uterine cancer. 🙂
I wasn’t having early warning signs, but my doctor said things looked odd and wanted to make sure all okay. Now I can put that to rest for another year or so, unless there’s anything abnormal.
I was wondering if there is anyone out there who kept their port after chemo? I still haven’t had mine removed. One of my friends kept his port. He recommended it. I don’t know what to do.
Part of me says to get that thing out of there so I can rid myself of the cancer patient mentality. I am finished with treatment except for Tamoxifen, but my brain doesn’t forget how it feels to struggle with the big C. I need to focus more on my Healing than on the sickness I had.
Another part of me thinks I should keep it. (And no, I don’t hear voices. ha ha!) What if I ever need to go into the hospital and they can’t get a vein? My veins are not the best in the world. The nurses had trouble finding good ones to get me through TCH. I HAD to have a port for the remainder of my Herceptin treatments.
All my contrasts for tests and IV’s for other procedures have gone through the same vein in my good arm (right arm). So losing the port wouldn’t effect that.
Then there’s the matter of yet another procedure. UGH! And someone told me they woke up during their procedure! EEK!! Mine would be at the same local hospital and I would have the same surgeon as she. My mastectomy in 2009 was done by a different surgeon and was at a hospital in a bigger city.
I know, I know. I shouldn’t complain. So many people are going through more difficult circumstances than I am and here I am struggling with a simple outpatient procedure.
I think I will browse more Hawaii pictures and imagine what it would feel like to be there. I marvel at God’s beautiful creation.