An ImPORTant Issue: Calling All Fashionable Etsy Artists, Inventors, And Crafty Bitches Everywhere

This is me.

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Want to see what’s under my shirt?

 

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BLSEJJHADHK. BOO!

Sexy, right?

I have a port I wear accessed 24/7. This is a brief glimpse at a 30 seconds of any random Tuesday where I get my needle and dressing replaced.

This is what I look like with my port accessed, while wearing the kind of shirt I wear most of the time.

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From the moment I step out of my infusion center, it’s basically free game for staring. And it’s a lot of staring. Especially children who are usually eye-level with the port, and people on their cell phones who aren’t really thinking about what they’re gawking at.

And it’s okay. I get it. I have a large, obscure bandage on my chest with a tube hanging out of it.

Now, during Florida’s brief 6 weeks of weather under 80 degrees, I am more than happy to wear something a little more high-collared

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But frankly I’m a tank-top and flip-flop kind of girl. Which has become more and more problematic as I face situations where I need to not be asked over and over how was I wounded?

(Although I have pretty solid list now–Shot by an arrow in the heart. Near-fatal breast feeding incident. That’s just where the glitter comes out,etc.)

So here is where I need your help. I would love some kind of fashionable cover to hide the port. For the sake of wearing out at night or even protecting the port while showering. Most adhesives irritate the skin (I have to use a hypoallergenic bandage) It would be amazing if someone could craft some kind of port cover that would support itself–or support itself using some combination of a bra-strap and a collar (or something else EVEN MORE CREATIVE.)

So all your easy artists out there, you crafty grandmothers, you high fashion twenty-somethings–Are you up for the challenge?

Winner of the most functional and creative port cover gets a free sidebar ad on my site for a year! (And of course many shares and mentions through social media, follow-up posts, waiting rooms, women’s toilets, at the dog park…)

Feel free to link to your entry here or send me an email with any questions at IlanaWrites@Gmail.com

 

EDIT: Some questions that have been asked..

Scarves? Scarves are great during the winter, the ones in my closet are way too heavy for our regular 80 degree weather.

Dimensions: The bandage is 2.5 x 3in.

Materials: The main restriction is that we can’t completely suffocate the bandage so it has to be somewhat breathable.

Cami Secret: Tried this as soon as I got it implanted! Unfortunately the port is too high up on my collar bone to be covered by it.

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