No more cyborg
I don’t know how many people she even told about this, so I’m not sure who might be out there wondering, but Rosie had her “port” taken out today. It was a very simple, easy out-patient surgery with just local anesthesia. The procedure was scheduled for 11:15 am, and when I called her mom’s cell phone at 11:30 am, Rosie was already out of surgery and everything had gone fast, easy and early. So we’re happy! We like fast, easy and early.
For those playing along at home, the port was “installed” earlier this year as part of her chemo regmine. The port itself was a hard plastic knob under her skin that allowed them to pump the nasty chemo chemicals straight into her bloodstream. The huge advantage was that she didn’t have to get an IV each time.
Rosie has said all summer that she felt like a “cyborg” because she had the port. So having it removed has a huge symbolic importance because she is no longer a cyborg and it’s the last step of closure for chemo. Yeah closure!
And now, back to your regularly scheduled blog, already in progress…