Prepping for first chemo in a couple of hours... Port insertion was horrible, lay there under my plastic tent feeling them root about in my clavicle. And the pain yesterday evening became a bit unbearable, had to take a vicodin to sleep through it. It left me quite terrified about what shape I'd be in today, but now here I am, able to do my exercises on just tylenol. This "bounce back" of a sort, healing in 24 hours from this insertion surgery... it gives me hope that I am able to withstand the rigors of chemo while it ravages any microscopic remainder of the cancer.

Off to shower and eat in preparation now... wish me luck!