I’ll start with the important news: yesterday’s surgery went perfectly and that damn port is GONE! I felt pretty fantastic yesterday, but today am feeling far more sore. Probably because, in feeling so good, I was like “Look! I can stretch! Look! I can straighten! Watch me as a reach for things above my head!”
After being hunched over the past 2 weeks, this was pretty dang exciting.
Today, there won’t be any reaching or stretching.
The surgical site looks great. My doctor used the same incision area from when the port was placed (1.5″ wide on the right side above my ribs). Sidenote: I JUST realized a few days ago that my port was on my PORT side. Nautical humor. Ba dum ching.
Even with the confirmation of a clear CT scan, the removal of the port it what makes the end of this cancer experience real. I feel whole once again.
This week is all about recovery, because next week, I’m back at work full time. (SOOOOO excited!) There are still some visits scheduled with my oncologist (post-op next week, and then the first post-chemo follow-up to confirm a true NED mid-month) as well as the breast specialist, starting with a breast MRI the 3rd week of July.
So, while things with my body aren’t actually DONE yet (and won’t be for some time), I feel like the hard part is over. Here’s to hoping that’s true.