Port Tomorrow!

woodsygal
woodsygal Member Posts: 64
edited March 2014 in Breast Cancer #1
Hi All,

Tomorrow is a go again to have the chemo port inserted. Good news today, only 2 months of heavy duty chemo. The fish test was neg. Neulasta injections too, oww! I went to my counselor today, and she was excellent. She is a survivor, had a lot of info for me. The old me is back...positive!!!!
I even took the dogs out and played with them. I hope that this optimism lasts!! Carlie

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  • Sherry_Ranuio
    Sherry_Ranuio Member Posts: 28
    Keep up the good attitude!
    That is good! Getting the port is the best thing ever! I think everyone should have one! It's so much easier to do than an IV! You're lucky to only have to go through chemo for two months. Will you be going daily or weekly? What type of chemo? I started with Taxol and Avastin. Then just Avastin and took a pill called tamoxifen. Now I have to go through chemo again called Abraxane. I'm not looking forward to it, but as long as it does it's job I can't complain! Keep up the good attitude! It really does help! They say laughter is the best medicine and they are right! Read funny books, watch comedys, my personal favorite is America's Funniest Home Videos! Do this daily and your optimistic attitude should stay with you.

    Best wishes,
    Sherry
  • fauxma
    fauxma Member Posts: 3,577 Member

    Keep up the good attitude!
    That is good! Getting the port is the best thing ever! I think everyone should have one! It's so much easier to do than an IV! You're lucky to only have to go through chemo for two months. Will you be going daily or weekly? What type of chemo? I started with Taxol and Avastin. Then just Avastin and took a pill called tamoxifen. Now I have to go through chemo again called Abraxane. I'm not looking forward to it, but as long as it does it's job I can't complain! Keep up the good attitude! It really does help! They say laughter is the best medicine and they are right! Read funny books, watch comedys, my personal favorite is America's Funniest Home Videos! Do this daily and your optimistic attitude should stay with you.

    Best wishes,
    Sherry

    Good thoughts for the port
    Good thoughts for the port placement and for chemo to go as smoothly as possible.
    Stef
  • Akiss4me
    Akiss4me Member Posts: 2,188
    Good luck Carlie
    Glad to hear the good news. I've never had one, but from what I hear, a port is a good thing. Also ask them to give you a script for ELMA cream to put on over your port 1 hour before your appointment. This will numb the area. (see, I do pay attention to everyones advice!!). :(-) Pammy
  • CHERYL25671
    CHERYL25671 Member Posts: 20
    Akiss4me said:

    Good luck Carlie
    Glad to hear the good news. I've never had one, but from what I hear, a port is a good thing. Also ask them to give you a script for ELMA cream to put on over your port 1 hour before your appointment. This will numb the area. (see, I do pay attention to everyones advice!!). :(-) Pammy

    w va hillbilly
    akiss im from wild wanderful west virginia too glad ur a bc too
  • Akiss4me
    Akiss4me Member Posts: 2,188

    w va hillbilly
    akiss im from wild wanderful west virginia too glad ur a bc too

    Just a very few of us!!
    I think I have maybe seen one other person from WV. Glad to meet you Cheryl, although, sorry for the reason. Glad it is back to "Wild Wonderful West Virginia" instead of "Open for Business"!!
    Where in West Virginis are you? :(-) Pammy
  • jnl
    jnl Member Posts: 3,869 Member
    Good luck today getting the
    Good luck today getting the port!

    Leeza
  • susie09
    susie09 Member Posts: 2,930
    fauxma said:

    Good thoughts for the port
    Good thoughts for the port placement and for chemo to go as smoothly as possible.
    Stef

    Hoping the port and chemo go
    Hoping the port and chemo go easily for you!
  • Kylez
    Kylez Member Posts: 3,761 Member
    Akiss4me said:

    Good luck Carlie
    Glad to hear the good news. I've never had one, but from what I hear, a port is a good thing. Also ask them to give you a script for ELMA cream to put on over your port 1 hour before your appointment. This will numb the area. (see, I do pay attention to everyones advice!!). :(-) Pammy

    Good luck with the port and
    Good luck with the port and with taking chemo! You can do it!
  • Christmas Girl
    Christmas Girl Member Posts: 3,682 Member
    Hope all went OK with your port today, Carlie...
    Just thinking of you.
  • aztec45
    aztec45 Member Posts: 757
    Great News
    Hope all went well with the port insertion. Take care.

    P
  • susie09
    susie09 Member Posts: 2,930
    aztec45 said:

    Great News
    Hope all went well with the port insertion. Take care.

    P

    I hope everything went ok
    I hope everything went ok with the port. Let us know!

    Hugs
  • Kylez
    Kylez Member Posts: 3,761 Member
    susie09 said:

    I hope everything went ok
    I hope everything went ok with the port. Let us know!

    Hugs

    How did it go with the port?
    How did it go with the port? Post when you can and let us know. Glad to see you so positive!

    Kylez
  • chenheart
    chenheart Member Posts: 5,159
    You rock, Carlie~ good for
    You rock, Carlie~ good for you! I like how you sound; and for the record, Pity Parties are not just allowed now and again, they are expected! Most of us have hosted one, or worn the tiara....me included.

    Hugs,
    Clauida
  • cats_toy
    cats_toy Member Posts: 1,462 Member
    Carlie
    let us know how the port insertion went when you can!
    =^..^=