Friday, May 23, 2008

Im-port-ant news

Man oh man. I am trying to close down this chapter of life, but not so fast. Over 2 1/2 weeks ago I had my port removed. Supposed to be business as usual, but afterward, I ended up getting a hematoma over the area (a big blueish/black golf ball size lump where my port used to be). I first went back to my general surgeon and he "let off" some pressure. He told me it would go away on it's own in a few weeks (WEEKS?). Then, after it "burst" on me, I went back and they removed (NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART)....3 raisin-sized clots and a bunch of old blood out of it. They packed it with gauze and gave me instructions for caring for it. After a couple of days, it started getting GREEN and now I go back today to hopefully get it all removed and restitched up.

Moral of the story: Don't take the port removal for granted.