Thursday, October 20, 2011

Hi everyone,
I am home resting now. My port removal surgery went great. I feel better already having my port gone. It could be in my head but my chest wall doesn’t feel nearly as snug as it has these past four months with having the port inside attached to my veins.

When I woke up from my surgery I was asking the nurses if I was screaming out loud. They said no, you were dreaming. I said “I was screaming?” They said again “no, you were dreaming.” I then asked if I was talking out loud and they said no. This time around I do not remember my dream during surgery. Maybe that’s a good thing since I was asking if I was screaming. Must have been a bad dream. Melanie said maybe I was screaming for joy. 🙂

The doctor sent my port home with me in a bottle filled with alcohol. Apparently they don’t get the request to take home the port very often because my surgeon had to check with the hospital staff to see if this was allowable. The nurse wheeling me down for surgery kept trying to discourage me from taking it. I appreciate Dr. Montana for following through and getting it for me. The port was larger than I thought it would be.

I am not in any pain at the moment but am sure tonight I will be sore. Got my painkillers lined up just in case.

Well, I am starved so off to eat since it has been a while. Thank you all for your continued well wishes and prayers.