Thanks to everyone for all your most appreciated feedback on the PortoCath. I am having the procedure done tomorrow at Lakeridge Hospital. PMH was not able to fit me in before chemo on Friday, and my friend who will do the procedure, who ultimately helped me make the final decision, will be doing it for me.
I know it’s the right decision, and I should have done it months ago, but the reality of it is I wasn’t ready emotionally. Truthfully, I’m still not sure I am, but it has to be done.
With small veins, and thrombosis in one of them already, I just can’t take the chance of more issues. I still have 3 more chemos, and 18 Herceptins, plus a minimum of 21 more blood work needed. Plus any other tests that need injections! So it will be in for a minimum of a year, and probably up to 2 years.
I will learn to live with it.
Needless to say, it’s been an emotional week, and I’ve had a few “blue” moments. Who am I kidding..I’ve had a few rough emotional days. Trying to figure out things with work, taking some time for me, the procedure tomorrow, chemo on Friday, and Israel, all of us leaving a different times….well, it all gets a little overwhelming at times. It’s when I need to just let it happen, and then move on, and get back to one day at a time.
This is going to be a crazy week. Tomorrow the PortoCath and recovery. Thursday blood work, and Friday Chemo. Somewhere in all this, I also have to help Carly get ready to go to Israel.
As many of you know, Carly is representing Canada at the Maccabi games as a gymnast. The games are the third largest in the world and there will be over 300 going just from Canada! and all sports are represented. It’s very exciting.
Richard and Hailey will go on the 15th, and I will go with my brother Wayne on the 20th. Unfortunately, I will miss opening ceremonies, but travelling so close to chemo is not recommended. I’m just grateful that my Oncologist was able to move around my chemo schedule to accommodate my being there when she actually competes. Carly and I spent time talking about it all, and she also only wants me to be well to be there for the competition, and not take any risks. I will try and find out is there is a streaming link that I can watch the opening on. It’s supposed to be spectacular.
Happy Canada Day everyone!!