Friday, April 2, 2010

OUCH!

How come no one told me that getting a port put in would hurt SO bad?  Come on...  I can't move my neck, left arm, or shoulders.  The port itself is quite tender, but they also sliced into my neck and had to shove a bunch of tubes in...and THAT is where it hurts!  I feel pretty beat up...  

My daughter is reading a Berenstein bear book to me and is doing all she can to entertain me while I lay unable to move in my bed.  These moments remind me 100% why this fight is so worth it!  Thanks Aana~

6 comments:

Janet said...

Good Grief Shanda, I'm sorry!! You truly didn't need another painful thing to recover from!! I told you there was nothing to getting the port put in and now you must think I'm a liar! Maybe yours is different from mine. I'm sorry that it has been like this for you. Good thing you have these few days for it to heal before they need to use it. What a sweet thing, to have your little girl read you a story.....I know you are enjoying them. Wishing you speedy healing and lots of strength for the next step in this process. Take good care of yourself. Love you! Janet

reverseoreo said...

That is so sweet of Anna to read to you and what a smart girl to be able to read to her Mom and to keep her company while in pain. I hope you can recover before they have to use it. I am going to try and come and see you tommrow. Love ya!!!! Annette

Patt and Duke said...

Oh dear! I don't remember the pain in getting my port - I must have been REALLY medicated! But trust me on this, you are going to appreciate the port. :) Hang in there and stay strong! Hugs, Patt

Auna Leigh said...

what a sweetheart! you are soooo lucky to have such a great family to help you thru! I wish I could come and visit. That would be awesome! i just keep thinking about aana reading to you. what a Chrsitlike example! I just finished a great book you should read with Larry. I am having Craig read it. It's a true story called Return From Tomorrow. It's super old, but is available at the library. It'sa good thinking book. Makes you wanna be better do better. Not that you need to, but it gives you inspiration! Take care! Love you!

Natalie said...

Sorry about all the pain! I was thinking about you and your family during conference this morning. I know the Lord has a plan for you. Stay strong and keep smiling!

Lexie said...

Yikes, that sounds terrible. I'm so sorry. Good thing you have two adorable girls to take care of you.