• IP Port removal.

    Asked by Kathy on Tuesday, March 12, 2013

    IP Port removal.

    Hi!! My second question today. Tomorrow morning I am having my IP port (it's in my abdomen) removed. It is being done in the operating room and under twighlight. Should take 45 minutes. I'm so nervous. Anyone else had this done. I know I've been through much more but still nervous.

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    • Tracy's Avatar

      You should be able to ask your doctor to do the anesthesia so that you don't remember it (I am pretty sure thats what twighlight means). I have not heard anyone that I know who had it removed, remembers anything but a celebration that it was gone. Congratulations on graduating to a survivor! Tracy

      over 5 years ago
    • mardeerpark's Avatar

      Hi, Kathy. thank you for asking. You'll be nothing but thrilled to have it GONE! I went on vacation right after my surgery and all was well!

      over 5 years ago
    • Brielle's Avatar

      HI Kathy, As I remember, the removal was short and painless with only a few stitches left to heal the wound. The removal was a breeze compared to the IP treatments.Congratulations and enjoy your freedom from the port!

      over 5 years ago
    • Kathy's Avatar

      THANK YOU!!! I'm home from the procedure. I'm enjoying a huge sigh of relief. Thanks so much for the support of all of you as I anxiously awaited this day. It was easy and so far pretty much pain free.

      over 5 years ago
    • Pheonix's Avatar

      Hi Kathy

      It's very easy procedure & something to be happy about. I know I was, it seemed to signify the end of a long ordeal & the beginning of a return to "normalcy". Good luck! BTW it doesn't hurt at all. So celebrate. Liz

      over 5 years ago

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