06th August 2017

Finished my 1st Cycle of chemo Monday 24th  – so been “hangover” symptom free for a almost 2 week now – which is refreshing to say the least.

Anyhoo ………… will be checking into Vincent Pallotti on Monday 14th – start of cycle 02 – as they going to insert a port / central line in my chest ….. so that they can simply hook me up for the rest of my cycles …….. seeing that I am on a long term program they don’t want this shite to burn / destroy my peripheral veins

The port is completely internal and once the sutures are removed – one can’t even determine its there – so carry on paddling / surfing …… playing the fool as per normal

 

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  1. They insert the port under the skin, usually on your chest, and the attached tube goes into a vein near the heart. You can see a small bump underneath your skin where the port is. They pass a special needle through your skin into the port to give your chemotherapy into the vein.

    The port is a small disc made of plastic or metal about the size of a quarter that sits just under the skin. A soft thin tube called a catheter connects the port to a large vein. Your chemotherapy medicines are given through a special needle that fits right into the port. You also can have blood drawn through the port.

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