LAB WORK

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.

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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!

Xoxo,

Heather

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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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