Well today May 27th, 2016 was my last day at Sacred Heart Hospital.
As much I would want to say that everything ran smoothly like it always does, but my Port has decided to be fussy today, either because of scar tissues or because my nurses were kind of hitting the wall of the port or just because this was my last day here that it wanted to be troubled.
After the much delay due to the Port, I was able to start my infusion with my port. One of the Radiology nurse that came up to examine my port kind of pressed down around my port and didn't feel anything out of the ordinary although she never seen me or have had me as a patient.
But Radiology/Oncology are the experts of ports, so we had decided to give another saline flush a try after waiting awhile and at that point I hadn't notice any discomfort like I was having earlier, she didn't see anything while doing the small saline flush. But since I didn't feel any discomfort when she had pressed down and Saline flush was going in that we wonder if the needle got a little lodge in a space where it's more dense that where it should ordinary be.
I have a 15 year old port so I have an old version of a port that probably most people don't even have anymore so that space of the wall where its more denser could have very well had been the issue for the difficult access.
We tried a few minutes with IV saline and no discomfort had came, so we decided to make the jump and start my infusion. I did start much much later than usual and kind of slowly gradually bumped my rate.
So while my port doesn't show anything weird in appearance and it doesn't feel weird other than it's sore from all the poking. It look just fine and normal.
So in retrospect of doing a minor goodbye, I had called my dad to come and be here when we were trying to figure out the next step after I had finally got access got great blood return but was feeling that discomfort. He brought in CAKE!!!
While on the phone with my aunt the other day to wish her a happy birthday, I told her that I really wanted to bring in a cake for everyone on Short stay but I didn't think there was no way to get it ordered and ready in time, but my sneaky Dad actually overheard my conversation and put in the order right away.
I had made some business cards for everyone to take and to keep in touch with me, and made a Thank You card (which I did not take a photo of, but in all honestly I made it so last minute). So overall it was a day of goodbyes, but I hope that one day that I can return to Sacred Heart.
But I do plan to drop by every once in awhile just because these are people that have known me for years so I can't possibly just not stop by, I do it with my High school because some of my former teachers still works there and they were teachers that were really like touched by me as a young teenage girl.
So after all that been said and done today, it's sad that I have to go somewhere else because of my insurance. But I'm glad to have known every single one of the nurses on short stay for the past 5 years.
So until next time everyone!