Round 4 of chemo is done

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Registered: 03-25-2003
Round 4 of chemo is done
Thu, 07-07-2011 - 10:44pm

My 4th round of chemo ended today. I think I have 2 more then another scan to see if I'm in remission. I'm also the proud but sore 'owner' of a "PowerPort cath". It's a little triangular medical device that's under the skin on my chest, making for easier access to a vein. Last time it took 6 tries before they got a good vein on either arm, so this should make things easier. It was surgically implanted on Tues, and the nurses at the infusion center were able to access it the next day! Yep, it hurt, but only took one stick. Much better!



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Fri, 07-08-2011 - 1:59pm

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Registered: 04-30-2000
Sat, 07-09-2011 - 11:16am

Woot Woot! Glad round 4 is over! And for what it is worth, it hit me how appropriate that term is, when fighting cancer! :smileywink: My mom had problems with them finding her veins when taking chemo.

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Registered: 09-17-2003
Sat, 07-09-2011 - 12:38pm
Jan I am so glad the port is in. It will heal up nicely before your next round of chemo. Praying for remission for you soon. Hope to see you at chat next week.


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Registered: 11-26-2001
Sun, 07-10-2011 - 9:02am

I'm glad to hear that round 4 of chemo is over.