It's 7:30 am and I'm back in the interventional radiology waiting room for an appointment to get a port placed. A port is a little device that sits under my skin above my right boobie (pictures to come later). Attached to this device is a catheter that goes through my main vein (right internal jugular Autumn says) to my heart so that they may deliver the medicine and treatments more quickly through a central vein, compared to delivering medicine through a peripheral vein in my arm. The port has a plastic pincushion type surface so that the nurses have a large target to aim for rather than using small needle pricks to my veins.
..gotta go, it's time for my procedure..
Port is placed and I'm now admitted upstairs. The procedure was performed under conscious sedation which I think I now prefer. There's a chance I"ll set off airport security alarms now so they gave me this big packet with cards I can carry and even one of those rubber "Livestrong" type bracelets that says "Power Port." It's all pretty funny. I also have a Power Port keychain which is up for grabs if anyone wants.
Here's another funny story. When placing the port they first had to shave my chest above my right boobie. I asked the tech who was shaving my chest what it looked like and he responded, "It looks like you started to shave your chest and then got distracted."