Monday, January 12, 2009

Jan. 12

Jan. 12
Originally uploaded by Cancer Boy
Do not let the gloomy expression fool you, I'm actually nowhere near as miserable as I look in the picture.

Today's been a pretty good day. Probably a whole bunch of things are contributing to it, but it's also the first Monday after chemo, so I'm at that sweet spot right after the chemo sickness, and before the red cells start to tank again.

In the morning, I'm off to (try once again to hopefully) get my port-a-cath. I'm sure pictures and a play-by-play will follow.

I got a call from the hospital while I was at work, detailing the procedure, etc. I'll be there at 9 to register, then there will be some massive thumb-twiddling, then surgery, then a lot of thumb-sitting. Apparently they'll be keeping me for observation and the such until 2:30 or so in the afternoon. Really now... If it requires observation... That's beginning to be a bit worrisome. Ah well. They're only aiming for a major artery... What could possibly go wrong?


deborah d. lattimore said...

thanks again for the laugh. you're so great! i think about you every day, but i'll be thinking about you even more tomorrow.

Wendy said...

Hey! I think my mom works on same floor as the pre-surgery unit, so maybe you'll see her (medical day unit).
All the best :)

Kathy said...

I love my port - no worries about finding veins. Plus it grosses some people out, which is fun. Enjoy the happy drugs for the procedure.

Wendy said...

Sorry, I lied, I thought today was wednesday - go me.

Holly said...

how did it go my dear???

Armand said...

Deborah: Thanks for the good vibes :)

Wendy: Pooey. Your mom's funny. Would've been nice to run into her.

Kathy: I can't wait to start asking people if they "wanna feel my nub" once this heals :p

Holly: Ooooh... ooooooohhhhhh... *further dejected/enraged noises*

Deltcho said...

Ooooh, you're going to have a nub after it heals? It was awkward enough before when you asked me to touch your nub, not sure what I'll do now :P

On the plus side, you're now officially closer than me to becoming a cyborg. I would say I'm jealous, but the surgery sounds like it was very painful.

I wonder if they offer laser gun upgrades for cancer patients? It sounds like it might be nice to be able to vaporize things/people that are in your way...

Armand said...

Deltcho: Man, that'd be pretty awesome. Pew pew pew!