Category Archives: port surgery

March 25, 2016: My Port Removal

Removal of a Port When I had my port inserted in December 2014, it was day surgery. I went in. They put me to sleep, cut me open, inserted the port, and sewed me up. I woke up and went … Continue reading

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March 10, 2016: A Blood Clot Scare

Nearly two week ago, I woke up with a shooting pain down my right arm. Every since I had my exchange surgery, I’ve had problems with the nerves in my right arm because my implant presses my port into my … Continue reading

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November 29, 2015: Thanksgiving in my Heart

   Last year I wasn’t able to travel for Thanksgiving. I had just come home from the hospital after my double mastectomy and had opted to start reconstruction at the same time instead. A year later, I went to my … Continue reading

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June 25, 2015: The Story Behind the Recovery Tee

My husband lost his job. A few days later, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I needed a double mastectomy. Our insurance deductable was $6,000 before it paid a single penny. My surgeon said I’d be off work a minimum … Continue reading

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June 21, 2015: Chemo Tricks & Tips

Everyone’s adventure through chemotherapy is unique, and our treatment plans are often different. These may not all be relevant or helpful to everyone, but I hope it helps some of you. Sorry but there is no real order to this … Continue reading

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January 3, 2015: 6 Weeks Post-Op

There’s a reason in days long gone a person waited six weeks before returning to work after a major surgery. It takes this long to mostly heal. Range of motion is still a bit limited and painful if I move … Continue reading

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December 14, 2014: Port Surgery Aftermath

I’m thinking getting a port inserted under the skin can be compared to one of the following: A. Getting a hole drilled into the front of your shoulder B. Being shot C. Being stabbed It has worn me out. I … Continue reading

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December 13, 2014: Jesus is the Vine

If you’ve managed to squeeze precious time out of your busy lives to read my often very wordy posts (Sorry, I fail at summarizing), then you probably already knew my original surgery time of 4:30 today was going to create … Continue reading

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