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First chemo session

Honestly? I was nervous. Nervous because I couldn’t feel the chemo port and thought they wouldn’t be able to use it. Nervous of the unknown.

I handle such situations with humor. I had that oncology in giggles most of the time. Except when someone was asleep and there was this one old Oom that snored. That calm snore. I wanted to sleep with him!

First they put a plaster over the port that numbs the area. Takes 40 minutes and gave us time to visit family in hospital. I went back and felt close to zero pain when she put needle in. Felt absolutely nothing when she flused it and nothing while getting the chemo. I had my hands available and comfortable without an IV. It was great.

My body handled it like a pro. So far, so good. Little bit nauseous but I can cope with it.

I was so worried that I made a mistake by getting the port. I thankfully did not. It worked so well.

6 responses

  1. Noid

    So glad it all went better than expected.

    You are an inspiration with your strength and attutude Mel

    #FightLikeAGirl
    #FuckCancer

    November 29, 2017 at 3:51 pm

    • Thank you Dion. Love the hashtags 💜

      November 29, 2017 at 3:52 pm

  2. I’m so glad the port worked well and you were not in pain.

    November 29, 2017 at 10:15 pm

    • It helped so much. I was a very happy chemo patient

      November 29, 2017 at 10:38 pm

  3. Hi my friend Rina connected us…. 4 years ago I was where you are now… chemo for Christmas. Not ideal, but memorable. Chemo kills all the fast growing cells and from those dead cells emerge spiritual growth, joy and strength like a burnt down veld in the Free State. Lighting a candle for you this season… https://annabellelombard.wordpress.com/2013/06/21/hallo/
    Love and good wishes
    Annabelle

    November 30, 2017 at 1:26 pm

    • Hi Annabelle. Thank you for those words. I love the way you describe it. I’m feeling really good so far. I’ll keep on fighting the good fight 😊

      November 30, 2017 at 1:27 pm

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