• HelpHELP! Can anyone out there tell me about getting this port implant they want to put in me? Scared

    Asked by Gretchen on Wednesday, April 17, 2013

    HelpHELP! Can anyone out there tell me about getting this port implant they want to put in me? Scared

    Port is for upcoming chemo treatment

    17 Answers from the Community

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    • Molly72's Avatar
      Molly72

      Another question about ports & PICT lines......
      Were you numbed at the site first, or given some sort of anesthetic while it was implanted?
      Mine was inserted without the benefit of a pain reliever of any sort & it was extremely "ouchy"!
      I asked for something & the team that put it in, refused.
      Would like to hear about others experiences.

      almost 7 years ago
    • DaveWaz's Avatar
      DaveWaz

      Gretchen,
      I hope your overall port experience turned out to be a positive one.

      For those of you still seeking information or advice on getting a port for chemo, I have two articles you might want to look at.

      Beginner's Guide - "What is a chemo port?"
      https://www.whatnext.com/cc/What_is_a_Chemo_Port

      Blog Article - "To port or not to port?"
      http://www.whatnext.com/blog/posts/to-port-or-not-to-port-whatnexters-weigh-in-on-chemo-ports

      I hope you find this information useful! As always thank you for your input.
      David

      over 6 years ago
    • dmholt1957's Avatar
      dmholt1957

      I had my port placed when I had my mastectomy so I didn't have to have another surgery. I absolutely loved having the port for my chemo so they wouldn't have to stick my arms all the time. It is a little tender at times but I can handle that. I have had my port since last Feb. I tell people if you don't like looking at my port then don't look at me! I am here and that is all that matters to me!!!

      over 6 years ago

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