(15-12-18) Port Implant

Today, i had an outpatient surgery so that Dr. Gunia could implant a port near the left side of my collarbone.  This port reminds me of when i was involved in the Phoenix BDSM community, and i would see people walking around events with objects implanted just underneath their skin.  For them, it was about aesthetics and shock value; for me, it is about having a stronger avenue to receive the seven bags of medications i will receive intravenously through chemo: 2 anti-nausea, 1 steroidal, Taxoteral, Carboplatin, Herceptin, and Perjeta.  The port wasn’t necessary.  I could have just received these meds directly through my veins … but i was told that sometimes people’s veins collapse after continued chemotherapy doses.  I didn’t want my veins collapsing.  I also didn’t want track marks … which, admittedly, i don’t know would actually happen but was worried it could.

My life already feels like there is nothing beyond medical appointments … medical appointments and body modification.

Author: breastcancerat35

I was diagnosed with Stage 3C Invasive Breast Cancer in October/November, 2015. This blog is my way to process my experience and allow my loved ones to have ongoing updates about my journey.

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