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... it is a constant reminder. They showed me the port after it was out. It is amazing that it is so small and yet they can hit the right spot with the chemo needle. ... (6 replies)
... Yeah for you!! I'm sure you are celebrating!! Thanks for asking this question. I will have my port out after my reversal surgery. Since I had the ileus last time they want my port in. Fine by me...I can wait. ... (6 replies)
... are already in place to close off your vessel when they remove the line. Sometimes it can get stuck a little, but they give a tug and it comes free. Also, the port can sometimes become inbedded in the muscle, which makes them have to dig a little more. But these are worst case. ... (6 replies)

... when i got my port out, it was pretty much the same as when i got it put in-- i went into the hospital in the morning, they used the same sedation that they used when they put it in (it was a mix of morphine and valium), and it was over before i knew it. Afterwards I had some lunch and took a nap and was home in a few hours. i took the next day off of work, but I didn't really... (6 replies)
... I would say a lump is normal, I had a few at my site for awhile also. My scar looks worse there today, then when I had the port in. I'm hoping with time it will calm down. I found my site to be tender for MONTHS following the removal. ... (2 replies)
... Good Luck on your Port Removal! ... (79 replies)
... Thank you all so much for your well wishes, This board has been a great source of information and support since I was diagnosed in August, I am truly thankful for all those who participate and will continue to pray for everyone who has to deal with this ugly monster. (6 replies)
... Hey sammi :wave: So glad to hear of your good news ....... a real cause for celebration methinks :D Is mediport the came as picc line? Not sure.... :confused: With picc line husband had first one removed without sedative, clean as a whistle - the nurse just pulled it out. 2nd one did get stuck in the arm/shoulder and needed manipulating whilst the surgeon pulled... (6 replies)
... First I"M DONE!!!! :bouncing: finished my last chemo Tuesday and had a clean CT scan. YIPPEE, now if I could only get rid of the neuropathy. Anyways I scheduled to have my mediport removed in about 2 weeks and they told me to come to the endoscopy center, I had it put in in the hospital in OP surgery, just wondering what the procedure is to take one out, how extensive,... (6 replies)
... Then you screw it onto your tubing, unclamp and inject the saline into your line. If your port reguires heparine you just repeat the process. Then close the clamp, place fingers on one hand to hold port in place while removing needle with other the hand. ... (5 replies)
... Hi CatAZ! (And any others who may be interested): Hope you're in the mood to read, cause this is gonna be a long winded response to CatAZ's q's! When I have a bowel obstruction, my symptoms are that I don't have any bm's for days, but I do have liquid seepage and sometimes alot of it overnight. Also, I am unable to eat due to the gas pain and bloating and the final... (12 replies)
... Hi CatAZ! (And any others who may be interested): Hope you're in the mood to read, cause this is gonna be a long winded response to CatAZ's q's! When I have a bowel obstruction, my symptoms are that I don't have any bm's for days, but I do have liquid seepage and sometimes alot of it overnight. Also, I am unable to eat due to the gas pain and bloating and the final... (23 replies)
... Tonia: I too use a cane. I'm sure you have read my story. I use it more for pain though do experience the sensory neropathy you do on occassion from the oxali I had. For the most part, that neruropathy is gone now... on occassions, it flares though, and lasts for days, then subsides. I'm sure you have tried the anti-depressants, and anti-convulsants for pain control (not... (30 replies)
... op chemo and radiation. I have a dual port catheter implanted in my chest before receiving any chemo to receive the cocktail they will give me. ... (5 replies)




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