The portacath was installed in my right shoulder on Monday and I could leave the hospital the next day. The whole operation took no more than 10 minutes in all, but I’ve been told it has been performed in South Africa in under 60 seconds (Gerry!) Heck, but that’s where they perform open-heart surgery with hunting knives.
Glad to be at home again, especially since chemotherapy is back on this week and I am very tired again. Other than a slight discomfort when trying to sleep on my right side there are no noticeable side-effects from getting the port installed and only a small bump is visible under the skin. The port should be ready for its intended use by mid-February. There is a good chance, however, that we won’t be needing it for a while (maybe try some nice recreational drugs instead).
I am not just relying on conventional medicine, of course, I am taking a number of “alternative” medications such as frankincense, Omega-3 acids, etc. I try to change my diet by cuttting down on red meat and by adding a lot of vegetables. I am also getting daily Reiki sessions by my angel Milena, which really help a lot and I will restart with acupuncture next month. Also, I’m contemplating to get some personal therapy sessions to deal with my subconscious mind. I will keep you posted.