Port: Got my port out yesterday. It was done at the Doctor's office with just a local! I was not amused. The only part that really hurt was when she put the local in. It hurt like a SOB! Then I could hear everything she was doing - the tugging, pulling and the sounds of the port coming out. Got a little lightheaded, but I survived. Feels ok today. There is some bruising, which I'm sure will become more colorful as the days progress. The stitches are inside, so it doesn't look bad. It is not painful - Tylenol is sufficient.
Why didn't I post yesterday?: Our internet was down yesterday afternoon and last night. There was an intense thunderstorm here about 5 pm. A house down the street was hit by lightening and caught on fire! There were about six fire trucks, ambulances, and many support personnel fighting the fire. It took about three hours to get it finally out. The woman who lived there was home at the time. She got out safely, but her home is a total loss. We had lightening strike a tree about 10 feet from our house last summer. We are very fortunate that it didn't hit the house!