On Weds, May 4, it was back to the hospital for a couple of out patient procedures. First, I had a port-a-cath inserted just below my collarbone. The port is used for IVs, it's a much more efficient way to administer chemo and saves the veins in arms from being abused. I also had a whole bunch of x-rays. One of the side effects of multiple myeloma is that it weakens the bones and a lot of people suffer from broken bones. So I had pictures taken of every bone in my body. Waiting for the x-rays, the whole thing started to hit me. This shit is real. Luckily my bones look good (that's what she said).and I don't have damage.
Here's what the port-a-cath looks like: