I met with Interventional Radiology on Tuesday to discuss port insertion. Imagine my surprise when the nurse said, “wow, they want to do this right away.”
“They have you starting chemo on Friday.”
“And you’re already scheduled for the procedure on Thursday.”
Somewhere along the way someone forgot to tell me that all of this is happening so quickly. I thought I would have until the middle of next week to worry about getting the port; and then another week or so to fret chemo.
Instead I’m now 7 hours until surgery and 27 hours away from chemo dose #1.
Most of my anxiety has shifted from the port surgery to the actual chemo. Specifically, I’m worried about how sick I will get. Since everyone is different, there’s no way to know how I will react. But with my sensitive stomach, let’s just say I’m trepidacious.
Thanks for your notes of encouragement over the past few days. I’ll write soon with an update.