I’ve been deported! This little gadget is my port and was surgically implanted into my chest to administer chemo. Yes, I asked to keep it. It’s now out of me and I celebrate my first year cancer free. A part of me is giddy and thrilled to be finished, successfully too. Another part is filled with an odd melancholy. Something that I need to sit with and acknowledge as part of this journey. For now I’ll raise my heart and smile to the skies and offer my thankfulness for breath and you, my friends that have and will continue to lift me up.