Now that I am about to embark on my second phase of kicking cancers ass, I was informed by Dr. McHottie yesterday that I will be having yet another surgery next week. I knew I would need the chemo and I knew that I would need a Porta-Cath to administer the chemo drugs, but I had no idea that a Porta-Cath had to be inserted under my skin in my chest wall..... On my good side...the non cancer side of my chest. That kinda pissed me off a lil bit! Now I will be completely unhuggable for awhile. I love hugs, I love to give hugs....I love to get hugs....they make the world a nicer place to be. The part about having Breast Cancer that pisses me off the most is until I completely heal hugging hurts like hell....I miss the tights hugs from my kids and I miss the cuddle time with my Jim. Big price to pay for a bigger chance at a whole lifetime of hugs.
Dr. Serious (Cancer Doctor) told me that the drugs used in my chemo cocktail are really harsh on the smaller veins in the body, so they have to insert this round disc shaped thing with kinda like a gel center which is attached to a skinny hollow tubing that will be slipped into a main artery in my chest wall that way all the Chemo Angels (Nurses) will have to do is locate the Porta-Cath under my skin and give it a good poke and WA LAAAA I am hooked up to the Chemo Cocktail! This will be removed when I am done with Chemo and having my final surgery, which my new nipple will be constructed, the areola will be tattooed on and a 'lift' on the healthy right breast will be done to give my breasts more symmetry.
Then look out world the Doctors will release a 40's something year old woman out into the world with a pre-childbirth tummy and the Ta Ta's of a 19 year old! lol lol lol
PS - Dr. Hollywood removed all the scabbing from the new boob and tried to drain more fluid out of her, but there was nothing to drain.......very good sign!