Wednesday, July 13, 2011
My First Fill!
I just got back from getting my first fill. What a strange sensation when it was being filled. It was super subtle but I could feel something changing. The nurse practitioner had to make 2 attempts to access my port. I believe that she gets a little skiddish at times, being that when she had to remove my stitch, she was unable to do it, and knicked me a little before giving up and having the surgeon take care of it. Now don't get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with nurse practitioners, I just think this one gets a little self doubting of her abilities at times. The fill itself was not painful at all. I did not even feel her insert the needle. Not even a little bit... either time. I didn't really even bleed really, just a couple specks on the gauze and that was it. I am on liquids for the rest of the day, and I have had some water and a protein shake. I feel the restriction now. It's going to be weird to see what it feels like once I actually have food. Any words of advice for a first fill from my veterans??