Sunday, July 13, 2008

Port issues all done

So my port developed some bleeding and clotting after I had it removed. This had to be removed and then left open to heal :(. So imagine a cigar width hole in you chest about half and inch or more deep open for approximately 2 weeks. Not joking. I had to pack it with gauze twice a day. In lay terms, "packing" involves PUSHING gauze into an open wound on one's chest. Weird feeling for sure. It has been healed now for some time, but the scar is probably a little more hardcore then it would have been.

All for now :)


Kelly Kane said...

Yikes, I'm sorry you had to deal with that yuckiness! Glad to hear it's better now and at least you weren't doing chemo still :)


BaldyLocks said...

I'm sorry the port has been a big deal to get out. Once it gets yanked, it's supposed to be party time! I hope it's healed up well now.

Dave said...

Whoa! That's terrible. I just had my port out recently too. They made me keep it in for 2 years! It didn't even work by the time they took it out.

But back to you - sorry to hear about it. What'll the scar look like?