[cancer] The last surgery, for now

Tomorrow morning I have my chest port taken out. It’s an office procedure with anaesthesia but no sedation, and is reportedly trivial. I have been told I can resume normal activity the same day. Nonetheless, I am feeling rather freaky, in some ways more freaky than I did about the major surgeries of the past three years.

At the same time, this is the end of cancer being a daily presence in my life, at least until the next scan. Which means I get five more months of living like there’s another day coming.

So, yeah, Lorazepam will be my friend tomorrow. (After some critical early morning Day Jobbe conference calls.) Then I go to OryCon. Makes for an interesting day, if nothing else.

4 thoughts on “[cancer] The last surgery, for now

  1. Shlomi says:

    Dude, crowbar + Zanax = coooolllll! 🙂

    Glad you don’t need that damn thing anymore. Huzzah!

  2. Jan says:

    Jay I understand the being awake when things happen. I hope they give you enough meds that you are not in ‘reality’.

    As far as the ‘cancer time line’ I so understand. I am just coming up to my every 3 month check-up (2 years( and if this is a good one then I go to every 6 months (3 years).

    It’s scary and it sucks, but at least we are still here – my Mum died of breast cancer when I was 23.

    Sending positive energy to you.


  3. pelican says:

    Hey Jay,

    I totally hope your procedure goes very smooth and quick today, but I recall you saying that your port had slipped a bit and was a bit tricky to access, so it may be a bit … sticky. You can- and should- always ask for more lidocaine!

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