My right-side port is Barney purple, under my skin, and what I had “installed” yesterday. (I asked if they come in colors other than purple. They don’t.)
Up until a few weeks ago, I didn’t know what an injection port was. I imagined it as a tube with a plug in the end – when I needed to get a shot or something, they’d unplug it. It is in fact a container “device” that is inserted under the skin that taps in to my jugular vein. The device serves as an easy-to-find target for needles. The direct line to my jugular vein assures rapid intake of whatever is being administered.
When Eileen and I went to Swedish American Hospital in Rockford yesterday, I was concerned about the procedure, not knowing what to expect. The 2nd floor cath lab team that worked on me was wonderful. Everything went smoothly and pain free. I’m looking forward to the post-op survey so I can give them a lot of positive feedback.
I am now chemo ready. I am actually looking forward to the 15th when all of those drugs will have the opportunity to do their thing. And while the drugs are going into my right-side port, I’ll be fantasizing about going out to that left-side port.