Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Port of Entry

My Medi-port was installed yesterday. It took about 35 minutes, but don't take my word for it because I was drugged and not wearing a watch. I write "installed," because it's really a high-tech piece of plumbing that allows easy intravenous access for administering chemotherapy (prescription chemotherapy, dude, not recreational).

Funny thing though. When they sewed me up, they didn't actually sew up the incision. They used medical grade superglue. No-one sews anymore, it's a lost art. Ever ask your dry cleaner to sew on a shirt button? They just give you a blank stare. Surgery is headed the same way. Nicely starched collar bone though.


  1. Joe "Mr. Clean" DocAugust 19, 2009 at 10:10 AM

    How can I get one? Being Irish, I'd prefer a smooth whiskey, though.

    Glad it went well. And I'm willing to bet that, even in the midst of chemo and radiation treatment, you will still have more hair than me.

  2. superglue . . . or a staple gun if you're needed quickly on the field

  3. Speaking of ports, I'm head to Dulles. You guys will have to do without my trenchant observations and side-splitting humor for the better part of two weeks (I guess I'll be the one having the better part of the next two weeks).

    I could log in from the Emirates or Old Trafford but I worry our fearless leader would expel me as a Eurosnob. Or de-port me.

    Shiv, you have my email if you want to rant or vent. In the meantime I wish you -- dare I say it-- Godspeed.

  4. Can you reverse it so you can play Big Red with the kids? (I can't believe I couldn't find an image or vid clip of that to which I could link. Stupid internet.)