It's been over a week since my port was installed. I can finally move my head from side to side. I felt like I had a stiff neck for quite a few days. Driving was an adventure, especially if I had to look behind me ... turning ones whole body to look back is not as easy as it sounds.
Here are a couple pics from the day of and recently.
The day of the procedure:
Where the port is located:
With the dressing off:
With the steri strips off the port incision - there is still a good deal of bruising below my tattoo:
The procedure itself wasn't too bad at all. It was local anesthesia and I fell asleep at one point. There were a couple tense moments but it only lasted a short time. When I came around it was all over with and I have my port. It doesn't really hurt anymore just gives me a bit of an icky feeling when I turn a little to far and I can feel it pull inside. I imagine I will get used to that though.
Chemo starts this coming Thursday - At least my prescription plan came through and I got all the meds I needed to be able to start. Part of me is ok about it and another part of me is terrified.
Depending on how I feel I will try to update this as soon as I can. Wish me luck :)