• When did you get used to your port?

    Asked by nobrand on Thursday, June 21, 2012

    When did you get used to your port?

    Don't get me wrong; I think my port has made treatment easier, but I look forward to feeling normal again. When, if ever, did you simply forget about it being there?

    15 Answers from the Community

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    • nobrand's Avatar

      Everyone-- thanks so much for your responses. Now that I've had my port for over a week, it has become a lot easier to think about. It bothered me a lot at first, but I'm finally starting to forget about it a little.

      I know this will just take time for adjustment :)

      over 8 years ago
    • PhillieG's Avatar

      It took a few months but it was one of the smartest moves I made with the whole cancer journey. I don't know how some go without one.

      over 8 years ago
    • lymphalive2day's Avatar

      I had a port in my right shoulder area for 4 years (removed 2004) It was tender the first 6 months, especially side sleeping and car seat belt. Then tissue thickened around it and didn't bother me at all. I loved that I could swim and be active. They were new back then and I kept it 4 years. When it was removed, there was a thick pocket of protective scar tissue around it so it was never tender, but it still worked. I think most people take them out a lot sooner now.

      over 8 years ago

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