Last Herceptin, port coming out.

rjjj
rjjj Member Posts: 1,822 Member
edited March 2014 in Breast Cancer #1
Hello sisters, I am very very proud to anounce I've had my final Herceptin treatment today. The chemo nurses cried with me when I left...I love them. They gave me a beautiful wall plack with the "footprints in the sand" poem on it. I will always cherish it, it really does say it all.

My hands have gotten better, but with the mrsa infection they want to take my port out the 20th (day before my birthday!) while I am still loaded up with anti-bodies. I am a little nervous over this and would appreciate hearing from our angels here if it is sore long? how did you do with it?

I can't believe this could all be coming to an end never to reappear I pray. After all we go through I am feeling silly to be kind of scared. Please keep me in your prayers....and celebrate with me the end of a very long year! I DID IT!! and so you will you my sweet sisters in pink. I love you all.
God Bless, Jackie
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  • mimivac
    mimivac Member Posts: 2,143
    Yay!
    I am so very happy for you!!! You did it! My port was taken out in the office and while the injection to numb the area hurt, the rest was just fine. You'll do great! We all love you.

    Mimi
  • shortscake
    shortscake Member Posts: 228
    congratulation
    congratulation Jackie you did it...girl power
  • Marcia527
    Marcia527 Member Posts: 2,729
    Congratulations for
    Congratulations for finishing! I didn't have a port so can't answer that but just wanted to say good going!
  • chenheart
    chenheart Member Posts: 5,159
    HOOOOOOORAY!!!! I was just
    HOOOOOOORAY!!!! I was just thinking about you this morning! I am so glad your hands are on the mend! Taking the port out was the proverbial cake-walk compared to having it put in. After the site is numbed, all you will feel, as I recall is the tug of it coming out! Presto-Bingo, you will be portless!

    Hugs,
    Chen♥
  • Moopy23
    Moopy23 Member Posts: 1,751 Member
    Yea!!!
    Dear Jackie, I am SO excited and happy for you! Done with Herceptin, done with infusions, done with port! You are always in our prayers, and we do celebrate with you the end of a wretched year. Thanks be to God.

    I don't know about port removal, opted to have mine out later. Continuing good news about your hand. Relieved about that, as well. Your road is getting smoother, and your burden lighter, finally!
  • rjjj
    rjjj Member Posts: 1,822 Member
    mimivac said:

    Yay!
    I am so very happy for you!!! You did it! My port was taken out in the office and while the injection to numb the area hurt, the rest was just fine. You'll do great! We all love you.

    Mimi

    Thanks Mimi
    were you sore for awhile afterwards? I just want to thank you for always being such a wonderful help in researching and all you do for your fellow sisters in pink. YOU ROCK!!LOVE, JACKIE
  • rjjj
    rjjj Member Posts: 1,822 Member

    congratulation
    congratulation Jackie you did it...girl power

    sHORTSCAKE
    I don't know what I would have done without you all here! My best to you.
    hugs, jackie
  • teresa41
    teresa41 Member Posts: 471
    Moopy23 said:

    Yea!!!
    Dear Jackie, I am SO excited and happy for you! Done with Herceptin, done with infusions, done with port! You are always in our prayers, and we do celebrate with you the end of a wretched year. Thanks be to God.

    I don't know about port removal, opted to have mine out later. Continuing good news about your hand. Relieved about that, as well. Your road is getting smoother, and your burden lighter, finally!

    glad to hear
    congrats to you on being done..


    :0) teresa
  • rjjj
    rjjj Member Posts: 1,822 Member
    Marcia527 said:

    Congratulations for
    Congratulations for finishing! I didn't have a port so can't answer that but just wanted to say good going!

    Marcia
    It has been a long year...you were one of the first ones I saw when I stumbled onto this site of beautiful and courageous angels in pink. I hope you have a healthy and happy New year!
    love, jackie
  • rjjj
    rjjj Member Posts: 1,822 Member
    chenheart said:

    HOOOOOOORAY!!!! I was just
    HOOOOOOORAY!!!! I was just thinking about you this morning! I am so glad your hands are on the mend! Taking the port out was the proverbial cake-walk compared to having it put in. After the site is numbed, all you will feel, as I recall is the tug of it coming out! Presto-Bingo, you will be portless!

    Hugs,
    Chen♥

    presto-Bingo -portless
    Sounds almost too good to be true... but I do trust and believe you so i will have the big girl panties pulled up! My main concern is that the mrsa infection would somehow get in there. That's why I am gad they are going to do it while I still am loaded to the gills with anti-bocies. I have had about 3 weeks off work already (Thank God) but i miss the paycheck!

    I am sure that i got the mrsa at work, and they allowed me to continue working with it. Unbeknown to anyone it was Highly contageous. I think they are woried about workmans comp. and all the other ramifications. The director of Nursing just through a pair of gloves at me and back to work we go )HI-HO-HI-HO! I was pretty upset by all of it especialy since it was at the time of my son's break down. but he is getting better...and i am getting better. Pretty hard lessons but it will only make us stronger and more appreciative of life and love.
    Thanks Chen, you are an amazing woman and sister.
    hugs, jackie
  • fauxma
    fauxma Member Posts: 3,577 Member
    teresa41 said:

    glad to hear
    congrats to you on being done..


    :0) teresa

    Hooray to the last
    Hooray to the last treatment. Now is the hand stuff clears up and son continues to do well, it will be golden all the way through. Prayers to all of the above.
    Stef
  • rjjj
    rjjj Member Posts: 1,822 Member
    Moopy23 said:

    Yea!!!
    Dear Jackie, I am SO excited and happy for you! Done with Herceptin, done with infusions, done with port! You are always in our prayers, and we do celebrate with you the end of a wretched year. Thanks be to God.

    I don't know about port removal, opted to have mine out later. Continuing good news about your hand. Relieved about that, as well. Your road is getting smoother, and your burden lighter, finally!

    My sweet sister Moopy
    What in te world would I have done without you and Aortus this past year???? Kinder and more loving people I have never known. I am so glad we have had each other through this long and frightful journey. We are survivors my dear friend! WE MADE IT!!! you are always in my heart and prayers.
    love and hugs,
    jackie
  • tommaseena
    tommaseena Member Posts: 1,769
    rjjj said:

    My sweet sister Moopy
    What in te world would I have done without you and Aortus this past year???? Kinder and more loving people I have never known. I am so glad we have had each other through this long and frightful journey. We are survivors my dear friend! WE MADE IT!!! you are always in my heart and prayers.
    love and hugs,
    jackie

    Wonderful
    Wonderful news.
    I hope mine comes out shortly after my last Herceptin treatment in August.

    Love and Hugs to you,
    Margo
  • rrogers34
    rrogers34 Member Posts: 135
    YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Congratulations. You are an inspiration to all of us. It's people like you that make this site the wonderful place that it is. Thank you so much. Cant wait until I can be posting the same information. I just got started so I have about a year. You have paved the way for us newbies. God love you.
  • rjjj
    rjjj Member Posts: 1,822 Member
    fauxma said:

    Hooray to the last
    Hooray to the last treatment. Now is the hand stuff clears up and son continues to do well, it will be golden all the way through. Prayers to all of the above.
    Stef

    Thanks Steff
    Your prayers mean alot to me. I am still heartbroken over my son, but after talking with him today I am again hopeful that God will answer my prayers for him to get his meds stabalized and come back to us.
    love, jackie
  • rjjj
    rjjj Member Posts: 1,822 Member
    fauxma said:

    Hooray to the last
    Hooray to the last treatment. Now is the hand stuff clears up and son continues to do well, it will be golden all the way through. Prayers to all of the above.
    Stef

    Thanks Steff
    Your prayers mean alot to me. I am still heartbroken over my son, but after talking with him today I am again hopeful that God will answer my prayers for him to get his meds stabalized and come back to us.
    love, jackie
  • rjjj
    rjjj Member Posts: 1,822 Member

    Wonderful
    Wonderful news.
    I hope mine comes out shortly after my last Herceptin treatment in August.

    Love and Hugs to you,
    Margo

    Margo
    I really do feel it will make a difference...and i can start to go on living life happily with Ned.
    hugs, jackie
  • rjjj
    rjjj Member Posts: 1,822 Member
    rrogers34 said:

    YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Congratulations. You are an inspiration to all of us. It's people like you that make this site the wonderful place that it is. Thank you so much. Cant wait until I can be posting the same information. I just got started so I have about a year. You have paved the way for us newbies. God love you.

    You are so sweet
    and you WILL be posting the same info in about a year..I didn't think it would ever end...but it does and you will survive!!!!
    hugs,
    jackie
  • Christmas Girl
    Christmas Girl Member Posts: 3,682 Member
    Heartfelt congratulations, dear Jackie!
    A huge accomplishement - done! Am so proud of you, and relieved. You've been on a very, very long stretch of the road - and for a very, very long time...

    Yet, here you are - about to have your port removed. Wow! :-)

    Even throughout your roughest times, you were here - on the board - providing steadfast hope and support to others in need. You are amazing. Definitely one of the most kind-hearted amongst us, no doubt. Am honored and grateful to be your friend.

    I am celebrating with you, and for you.

    Hopeful hugs your way, and always...

    Kindest regards, Susan xo
  • ladybug22
    ladybug22 Member Posts: 646
    so happy for you and way
    so happy for you and way to go . my port was taken out in the office i was scarded.