Implant chemotherapy port - Alyce

Procedure or Surgery Associated with Invasive (Infiltrating) Ductal Carcinoma . Posted on April 18, 2012 View this journey (13 Experiences)

Breast Cancer Surgeon surgically implanted a port a cath on 4/2/2012. Went in at 1 pm and came home that night about 7:30 pm. Took some time getting used to it. First 3 nights slept in my recliner. Laying on my side, it felt like it kept wanting to slide left or right, depending on which way I was laying. So gave surgery some time to heal before going back to my own bed to sleep. Now I hardly notice it. Except you do see a lump just below my right collar bone and the "hose" connected to it that loops up my neck and back down, buried deep into a vein so it won't slip out. They said to take it easy for several days. If you get too active, it could cause the port to roll over, upside down, making it unusable and they would have to go back in and rotate it back. ......I was a good girl!

Went as Expected: Agree
Minimal Recovery: Agree
Minimal Side Effects: Agree
Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree

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