Unexpected bumps

You know cancer is going to be shit and cancer treatment is going to be even more shit.  But it's the unexpected barriers that really throw you. 

A port put under the skin in my bicep last week for future chemo administration, is surrounded by an enormous clot.  The good news - the port likely still works so it won't have to be removed.  The bad news - its swollen and hurts, feels a bit like dead weight, and I now take blood thinner injections daily for the next 3 months.

I have this little medical voice inside my head which tells me when things are going south but I don't always fully listen to it.  This was one of those times.  The signs just weren't that obvious and clear.  I was worried about my clot risk and considered doing something preventative (low dose aspirin - despite lack of evidence) but never did. 

Lessons learned.