Ok, things were getting rather dull around here so Monday a stack of plastic storage containers leapt off the top shelf of the cupboard and hit me on the chest... hard edge hit RIGHT ON MY PORT to be precise!!! Egad! It hurt!! It scared the *bleep* out of me and I am still shaken by it! I have the subclavicular port and one would never guess that could be hit so hard! Dean said not to worry, surely they are tough... Not believing my perfect support person, I called the surgeon. "Could it have broken or something?" I asked. The nurse called me back and said "Yeah, it could have." *insert all manner of paranoid thoughts and feelings here* (this was not the answer I was hoping for- "oh, no, it couldn't have been damaged Marty!"- they must have forgotten to read the script!)
Ok, deep breaths.. "Ahmm, well, how can I tell if it's damaged?!?" (a bit too much tension in my voice, surely)
"Next time you go for chemo, they'll be able to tell when they hook it up."
Mhmmm, I am already hesitant about going back for my second hit of the stuff and now THIS?! I have to wait and see if it is leaking/functioning at my next chemo hit?? *raises eyebrows* This, after being told that the Epirubicin (new version of Adriamycin) "eats skin" thereby necessitating plastic surgery if it contacts the skin... and I am going to wait and see if my port leaks?!?! Excuuuuuuuuse me??
*laughs, deep breath, shakes head* Never a dull moment in Marty's world. The port is uncomfortable now, it had just gotten comfortable... and I didn't handle the tubes, etc. much before the "big blow" so I don't have a reference as to what it felt like before!! *sigh*
Anybody have any... any anything here? *grin* Magic wands will do... *wink*