Soccermom & Micah ~ so glad to know I'm not alone in that odd, opposite side discomfort! When the nurse was about to begin my infusion yesterday, she asked if I was experiencing any pain, so I mentioned that. She looked at me as if I had two heads. "It's on the OPPOSITE side of your port? Hmm. That's strange
. I don't know about that - we should call your surgeon and mention that first." So much for putting me at ease! Turns out they had to order an x-ray anyway because she couldn't get blood to draw from the port. X-ray showed placement was fine and after a 3 hour delay, we began.
I'm happy to say that the sensation is greatly diminished - guess it was like y'all said, all that manipulation they did during surgery. Who knows what the heck goes on while we're knocked out, right?
Part of me would love to see video of it, but part of me would rather not know. I don't think I could handle it.
42 yr. old female
Rectal cancer Stage 3C T3 N1 M0 - Sept 2015
28 rounds radiation w/Xeloda - Nov - Dec 2015
2/17/16 - Surgery to remove rectal tumor, lymph nodes (2/20+), ovaries & fallopian tubes, temp. ileostomy
3/28/16 - 9/26/16 -12 rounds FOLFOX w/full oxi
Ileo reversal 10/27/16; Port removed 12/1/16
Lung mets confirmed 2/6/17
March-May 2017 - brain mets; brain rad. 5/9-5/29/17