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I’ll be surprised if the radiation is tougher. I took it on like nothing other than the esophagus issue. It’s still going to scare me, but getting some reinsurance that it isn’t as bad is somewhat reliving. As well as today as definitely easier with the esophagus and I believe it’s starting to go out. I was able to talk a lot more and eat better today which is progress. I also stated driving again, my neck has definitely felt a lot better since the initial fracture, I just need to get back to working. In due time 💪🏼
I was given the lidocaine cream and put it on at least an hour before the stick. If I forgot, the jab reminded me to do it next time.
My port punctures always stang pretty bad....but better than hunting for axvein!
Hmmm...whatever floats the boat I guess. The important thing is to have the port if a person needs it. At first they weren't going to give me one because I was only getting what they call "a short four course total treatment". The chemotherapy RN looked at the oncologist and all she stated was, "He is getting a port." I was surprised when the oncologist said not a word and rather in fact seemed to readily aquiesce to the RN's experience.
As it is, shortly down the road I'm very glad of the RN's insistence. Just with the few sticks I had through diagnosis and my surgery I learned quicky that there are more than a few "medical professionals" who really rather suck at sticks...and that hurts like hell! The port is a godsend!!