Tuesday, August 6, 2019
It went well!
Thank you so much for the prayers for me yesterday. Getting the port placed went smoothly. Although, I have to say, it's not on my list of fun things to do! Praise the Lord they were able to get a good vein for an IV after only 2 sticks. I was so thankful. The poor Physicians assistant that decided to tell me -everything to know about ports while they found my vein- was slightly ignored. I tried to pay attention! They asked Patrick and I if we'd ever seen a port before. We told them no. So, they brought one out for us to see. Patrick thought it was enlarged so we could see it better, but no it was actual size and it was purple. For some reason hearing that the port would be purple made me laugh. I don't know why. I'm thankful for joy even in the midst of being nervous!
As far as conscious sedation goes...I remember just about everything. The procedure took a little over an hour and half way through I asked if there was someone that could hold my hand. (I was quite scared) I'm thankful for the nurse that took a few minutes for that. Then she had to get back to taking care of me!
They made two incisions. One small, and the other bigger than I thought it would be.
So, it was a little nerve wracking. And I am quite sore. And since every blog post needs a picture I thought the one I took of this tortoise at the Santa Fe Zoo would be perfect! Because, that will be me today....moving slowly! :o) So thankful the port is placed and yesterday is history! Thanks for praying!