After we saw the doctor we went home. Then my wonderful sister, Jenny, and her kids came down from Woodland and hung out with my kids so that David and I could go back to Kaiser and get my port put in. That was a scary procedure. They put in a port so that the nurses wouldn't have to do I.V.s anymore. It is a little thing that they put under my skin above my right breast that has a catheter that goes directly into the upper chamber of my heart. The nurses have a special needle that they just plug into the port and it directly puts the drugs into my bloodstream. It is a neat little contraption, but it was scary for me to get it put in. I was awake for the procedure and would have preferred it if they would have knocked me out! But - I made it through. And now I have a port so they don't have to poke me again while in search of a good vein.
I also got to speak with a doctor from the Huntsman Cancer Institute in Salt Lake City. The doctor, John Ward, said that he was sorry about my cancer, but that they would be doing the exact same thing that Kaiser is doing. That was good for me to hear. I am glad that they came to the same conclusion. It was nice to have someone else concur.
We came home from Kaiser and had a good visit with Jenny and her way cute kiddos and then we had the world's greatest pizza for dinner (thanks Carrie). Round Table Pizza's Maui Zaui with Polynesian Sauce minus the red onions is the best there is!! YUMMY!! I LOVE that pizza!! It was so good that I ate 3 pieces. David was shocked and very pleased that I was eating! I went to bed after Family Home Evening and was asleep before 8 o'clock.
It was a busy and great day. I am so happy that the cancer is getting it's butt kicked! I am so grateful that I have the port now. I am lucky to have such great family and friends that are always so willing to help out with kids and dinners. I am blessed to have good doctors and live in a time when things have been discovered and invented for my well being. Things are good. Life is great!! And I am happy to be living!!!!!!!