Tuesday, July 6, 2010


Just a quick post to let everyone know the port procedure went well and I am at home resting comfortably. I am including a picture of what a port-a-cath looks like (I have a single, fairly small one that my doctor said is silver and white - he laughed when I asked him what color it was), just so you have an idea of what is implanted in my upper chest (right hand side). There was minimal IV drama (only 3 attempts to get one in) and just the right amount of sedation.

The procedure was pretty fast, about 15 minutes long, and in no time I was back in my bed, eating a turkey sandwich and graham crackers. A percoset and a wheelchair ride later, I was on my way home.

Now I am gearing up for Thursday, Round 2 of chemo. I am hoping that what I've heard holds true for me - the first round is the worst and it will get progressively easier for my body to handle such toxic drugs. In the meantime, Judah is doing much better at camp (he actually went swimming today!) and we all have 102 degree heat to stay out of tomorrow. Stay cool.



  1. Mia,

    Parents' friend Steve Young here. I'm guessing you're finding that your blogging/writing can be a positive outlet, but more importantly, very empowering. When you feel up to it, could you write about how you feel the blogging as affected your rehab.

    Keep up the good fight...literally.


  2. Mia,
    You continue to amaze me:)

  3. Kung Fu M & M's tomorrow. Hoping for an easier treatment tomorrow. Stay tough, girlie!!!

  4. Mia, Mia, Mia, we have to talk. Brandi filled me in on everything, and I read your blog. Geez! First of all, I have to say that Judah is so adorable! (as are you and Dan!) I can't even get started on my feelings and thoughts about this ridiculous cancer thing you're going through. I know it's so surreal. Could you give me your phone number or call me at 215 247-4688, cell - 215 840-2347? I'd really love to talk to you. And yes, it is just a bump in the road.

    xox Judy Fink