Thursday, January 6, 2011

Thankful Thrusday: My new I V port


the new portacath
Here is the new me. 
Weird to have a devise in my chest. In the first image you can see just how swollen my jugular vain is. It was black and blue last night but looks much better today.
It is surgically sealed with a glue. The catheter went in at the upper incision then up into the jugular about two inches up where it is swollen, then down over the collar bone into the device called a port. The surgeon said that I was very fortunate that I have the best port on the market. It is titanium with a very low profile. The older ones stick farther out. He said he felt that it would be better to use it on me due to my smaller frame. The port is just above the lower incision. A bump looking thing. Still pretty sore this morning. So far Tylenol is helping. the kids got off to school 45 minutes ago.
My dear sister watched them yesterday morning. She fell on the outside sidewalk. The kids took some blocks we had stacked out by the trash cans and maid playing props out of them. She did not see then in the dark of the morning and took a dive onto both her knees. The ones that have a replacement in it, the other is being replaced in February. Please say a prayer for her I am so concerned for her. Thank you for your love and prayers.
My shoulder is a bit more limber, however I better quit before I regret typing.
Be Blessed

5 comments:

ohiofarmgirl said...

Oh my..ouch...looks so sore. You poor thing and you seem so cheerful about it too!
I will say a little prayer for you and your sister. Rest!!! Dianntha

Char said...

Oh your poor sister, I hope that fall didn't do any damage to either knee. Prayers for both of you. I have to say I think you are sounding better today.....good luck and fast healing, to both of you, Char

Amrita said...

Praise God the surgery went well. Trust your shoulder and incision will heal well. Praying quick recovery

Just Be Real said...

Glad your surgery did go good. Ouch. Looks painful. Heal quickly dear. Blessings.

Denise said...

Praying for you, and your dear sister. I love you.

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