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Mar 25, 2020 11:44PM
Mar 28, 2020 08:34AM
I'm blessed and grateful yesterday went well.
Did radiation early, before going to hospital for port placement. Pain not bad now unless I forget and reach over for something, but enough it kept me awake last night.
Surgical Oncologist asked if I had a preference for where he put it. I said just away from bra strap. He laughed and said "I learned that lesson a loooong time ago." He put it upper right side under collarbone a bit towards the middle.
This is the third surgery SO's done for me — an open transduodenalspinchteroplasty in 2013 for an obstructed common bile duct, laparoscopic partial mastectomy in 2017, and today's port. Second at this hospital: excellent facility and outstanding surgeon.
Last week, all elective procedures at the hospital were cancelled indefinitely. Only requests for "emergency surgery" can be submitted for scheduling. Every request now is evaluated by the hospital's full medical review board. Nineteen cases were sent to the board for today's schedule. Humbling — ten were rejected; mine was one of nine approved.
With my new power port the hospital sent me home with delicious chicken noodle soup in a bigglass jar, crackers, stainless steel tumbler, and a Diet Coke.
Thank you all for your kind words, sharing your experiences, and support.
11/18/2016, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC)
1/30/2017 Lumpectomy: Right
11/18/2019, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH)
11/19/2019 External: Bone
3/13/2020, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to bone
3/18/2020 External: Bone
4/1/2020 Herceptin (trastuzumab)