Saturday, January 31, 2009


2 days after the port removal and I'm already feeling better. The first day I took the heavy pain killers, the next I switched to 2 ibuprofen and today I cut that in half. They were able to go in through one of the existing incisions, which means less scarring. And they used "conscious sedation", which means less anesthesia and easier recovery. Afterward I commented to the nurse that it was more like being knocked out and she let me know that it causes amnesia, so I was basically awake and able to talk, but then I'm not able to remember anything. That kind of freaked me out. I wonder what I said in there? Or maybe I don't want to know.

My follow up appointment is in 2 weeks. Then I'll know more about how often I'll be going in for blood tests and various scans.


  1. Congrats on getting the port out! I've been thinking about you lots...

  2. Everything you said under sedation has now been posted online :-)

  3. I had to laugh about your "conscious sedation" that the same as twilight sedation? All I know is, I'm like a happy drunk when I come to, and I've said the most ridiculous things. Once I demanded to be put back under because all my dreams were about work! Gads...

    Hope everything is getting better and better every day - I think about you, Ethan and Sarah all the time and send lots of love your way...