Family is not an important thing, it's everything. - Michael J. Fox
2012 - Me and my brother just before he left for Iraq
2014 - Me and my brother just after he shaved both our heads
Yippee!!! This is what's called a "cancer milestone!" I have been through many mommy milestones like the end of buying diapers, the end of paying for day care, and the end of being a non-stop taxi driver, but I've got to say that this milestone feels SOOOOOO much better! (chuckling)
My chemo port was installed on Jan 2, 2014. I successfully completed 4 months of chemotherapy and although I didn't think so when the port was first installed in my body, the device proved to be absolutely necessary! I can't imagine what my veins would look like right now, had I not had the port.
My chemo port was removed on June 6, 2014. I had it in for 5 months. Normally, I believe they keep them in longer but I needed to have my exchange surgery due to complications with the expanders and my plastic surgeon was eager to take it out. Fingers are crossed that I won't need another one.
All my port photos are below. Click any picture for a larger slideshow view.
The 3 photos of me in a light blue St. Thomas t-shirt are the ones that were taken 42 days after my double mastectomy.
Just another in the series of before & after photos. This is one of my favorite nurses who made me feel so very special, from the first day right up until the last!
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