Jul 16, 2014 - 10:24 pm
Got my port this morning. Nurse had to stick me twice to get my IV in, reinforced my decision to get a port. Did it without sedation or IV pain med, just local numbing medicine. He touched a nerve once that gave me a jolt but he quickly added deeper numbing medicine and the rest of the time I just felt the tugging and pushing, no pain. No sedation meant I could eat right away and no nausea. Took some Extra Strength Tylenol and spent a couple hours at a reunion of hospital employees and then a friend picked me up and we spent a couple hours doing day 1 of the annual community flower and garden tour.
Read my port instruction booklet and wrote down my questions so I can ask them at my Chemo 101 class tomorrow morning which is held prior to getting the chemo. If I'm feeling up to it, I'd like to go to a couple hours of day 2 of the flower & garden tour, maybe later in the afternoon after I've had a nap.