Port removal was a snap. Because I am a wimp, I had a valium and a friend on the alert to give me a ride home post surgery. The port was removed late in the afternoon in my surgeon's office and the valium I'd taken earlier put me in the mood to be detached enough to be curious about the whole procedure.
After some local anesthetic deadened the area, my surgeon proceeded to remove the port. It was a painless procedure. I went home happy on the valium. I spent a pleasant evening and finally went to bed.
I awoke in the middle of the night; the valium was out of my system, the anesthetic had worn off, and I did experience some pain. My surgeon had suggested that I have some Tylenol PM on hand. It did the trick and I slept through the night.
I had to keep the incision site dry for a couple of weeks until it healed. Like I said, port removal was a snap.