If you'll recall, I was hesitant to have my port put on my right side because of my truncal lymphedema. I figured that if I'm not supposed to cut my right arm, or even have blood pressure taken on the side, then I probably shouldn't have surgery either. After all, I have very little lymphedema in my right arm and lots in my back and chest.
Well, I have even more now. And it's really uncomfortable. And the site of the surgery also became infected.
I was put on antibiotics for a week. At the end of the week, I saw only a tiny bit of improvement in the wound and the antibiotics had made me sick. And they made me weak enough that, as I was recovering from the antibiotics, I contracted a brutal gastrointestinal virus.
It's been five weeks since surgery and I still don't feel like myself.
And tomorrow, I have treatment.
But at least I'm writing again and riding my bike and going for walks. And the wound, is finally healing.
I think I need to put all of this in a letter to the hospital. An open letter.
Until then, I'm back. And happy to be here.