Just had my monthly meeting with Dr. Wilder, blood work and port flush. For the past 18 months I have had my port accessed over 100 times. My blood pressure is taken before every stick. Since I had lymph nodes removed under my right arm, I can never get my blood drawn or get my blood pressure taken from that arm. So for 100 plus visits the nurse turns to me and ask “which arm can I use?” Today she asked me and I just stared at her. I couldn’t remember which one I was supposed to use. She started laughing and then just clapped. She said excitedly “see, life goes on!” And then we both started laughing.

It was a small little victory. Cancer doesn’t control my every thought anymore and life goes on. It’s a happy Tuesday!

Oh, does anyone still have their port? How long am I supposed to keep Ellen? I sort of love her. But she did not want to give up any blood today. I made sure to put numbing cream on her this morning so it didn’t hurt but she will for sure be bruised tomorrow.


Now time to get to work! If you are in little rock, come see me at Georgia James in Pleasant Ridge! I have fighting fancy tanks, cups and koozies!




About georgiajames

Business girl. Designer. Artist. Wife. You can find me in my studio, driving all over town, or at home with my dogs -- always with my phone in hand. Also addicted to blogs, photography, diet coke, and making things happen.
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3 Responses to LAB WORK

  1. Martha Thomas says:

    Hallelujah! You give me inspiration to get through a day & I don’t have cancer. Love your blogs & posts. I can’t wait to get by your new store; so happy for you. Thanks for making my day better!
    Martha Thomas.

  2. Christina says:

    I had my port removed 2 days after my last chemo treatment! But I didn’t like it! I could sleep on my right side and it was always in the way!

  3. betty lindstrom says:

    My plastic surgeon refused to finish up her works of art (haha) until I had my port out. No big deal I was not going to need it anymore anyways. I did love!!! my port, never any pain ever and so convenient. I also had a chemo brain moment one time at my blood draw, glad I am not the only one. Keep on Keeping on girl.

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