I acquired a new fashion accessory today: an infusion port. I suppose I should categorize it more as body art than fashion accessory since it looks more like one of those under-the-skin designs that some who enjoy those trends have.
My right chest now has such an element. Unlike real under-the-skin body art, mine is actually useful. This will be pure rescue for the veins in my right arm that would endure quite a beating from the chemo drugs and the number of sticks my treatment requires – without the port.
First use will be on Thursday as the Chemo regimen begins.
This visit also enabled me to expand my collection of hospital bling. I have an assortment since I was deemed a fall risk because of pain meds, a medical allergy risk, and now I have a limb restriction. I can imagine that this is not the full extent of the bling that I will receive while completing my treatments and reconstructive surgery.
Today, I suppose, is a milestone of sorts. With this step, I’m really ready for Thursday.
Watch out chemo, I’m going to be in your face. You won’t get me down.