(A port is a small medical appliance that is installed beneath the skin. A catheter connects the port to a vein. Under the skin, the port has a septum through which drugs can be injected and blood samples can be drawn many times, usually with less discomfort for the patient than a more typical "needle stick”. The port is usually inserted in the upper chest, just below the clavicle or collar bone.)
Three port surgeries and a picc line procedure all while I was wide awake on a surgery table blinded by a bright light. Can you imagine that?
I always think about how many people I may come into contact with each day at least 2 or 3 times a day that may have the same scar(s) because we never know an individual’s story just by seeing them walk by. We all have a testimony or two that could help someone else in need. It's important to help someone that's facing the same challenges you may have faced in your past. I didn't know anything about blood cancer until I went through my battle, but at this time in my life I am able to help someone else fight and kick blood cancer's butt to continue to live.
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