November 17th, 2010
This may seem like a shallow post for my last day of treatment. I should probably be blogging about the deeper meanings of this time. I think my emotions are being processed on a deep, nonverbal level right now. I will surely share the insights I glean from this experience in future posts.
In the meantime, a perhaps frivolous yet meaningful matter that’s taken me 18 infusions to figure out.
What is the ideal fashion for infusion day?
The port is awkward. It’s in my chest. I don’t want to undress to have it accessed. People in chemo are often hairless and need to keep their clothes on and the chill off.
I’ve figured it out, Chemobrothers and Chemosisters.
First, start with a shirt whose neckline can stretch downward to reveal your port.
If you look closely, you can see the plastic wrap over my numbed out port.
But when this stretches down, your neck is really exposed. You feel naked and cold.
So, I knit myself this adorable neckwarmer. It pairs perfectly with the shirt.
If you need a little punk rock vibe to help you feel like a cancer ass-kicker, I suggest pairing it with a leather biker vest.
This would have been awesome with my chemohawk.
And voilà! Easy access without the chill.
It took me 18 infusions to figure this out. Hope you can benefit from this important wisdom.
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