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!