Monday, April 17, 2006

"DEAD LEGS" and Recovery

Well today I definitely have "DEAD LEGS"!! I got up early this morning to get a quick 600 yards in the pool since I am going to be in a pseudo "forced recovery mode" tomorrow. My legs don't have much left after the long weekend of workouts so it's a good thing they don't do very much during the swim. It was good to get my workout done early in the morning even if it meant getting out of bed!!

tomorrow morning at 7AM, I am having minor surgery to get my port removed!!!

I am thrilled to be getting rid of the port because it is a big physical reminder of chemotherapy and cancer and they have not used it since May 2005 so OUT IT COMES!

The surgery should take less than 20 minutes since all they are doing is reopening my scar, snipping a few stitches and pulling out the port. I plan to ask Dr. Butler to let me have the port, I am dying to see what was inside me all this time.

The only drawback that I can think of is that my chest will probably be sore for a day or two. When I had the port put in, it felt like somebody had punched me in the chest. I expect that feeling again.

I'll post tomorrow if I am up to it but if not, I'll be back on Wednesday - hopefully with a picture of my port (clean, of course) for those who are not weak-of-heart.

See you on the flip-side of anesthesia! Keep Living STRONG!

9 comments:

Flatman said...

Good Luck, Holly!!!!!!

StuckInMaine said...

Yay for removing your port! Plus I don't know about you but I think going completely under anesthesia is the coolest feeling ever.....except maybe a couple hours after you wake up. Good Luck Sis.

Amazon Alanna said...

Wicked cool! Congrats.

Oldman said...

good luck to you having your port pulled or pulling out the port....do they use a port puller like a bottle of wine?

Holly said...

Ha! Would,' that be the funniest thing? I don't think they do .. but I am planning to leave a stickie on my body for the doc saying " Remove the port, not the Heart!" .... LOL ...

Bolder said...

such a huge step Holly!

the port was a blessing for you, never having to worry about collapsed veins, and now it's time has come to go.

you are almost there!

keep living strong, you are a true inspiration!!

take care, g.

Dawn - Pink Chick said...

I hope going under goes as smoothly for you as it did for me last time.

Lora said...

Bye bye port!! Ain't gonna miss you nohow!!!!!

Luv that you're gonna keep it!!

XF-15DCC said...

One step closer at putting this all behind you!

From the beer stand....

Kevin