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      barbaraanne

      I still have mine, it's been 1 yr & 2 mons. I just did some more blood work waiting for results, should have by Tomorrow or Monday...my mammo & chest X-rays were good (did them in Oct). So I'll see if all is well, hopefully in the Spring. I had a recurrence to 1 lymph node while doing rads and since I have TNBC, chemo is the only treatment of choice (along with surgery & rads) no targeted treatment afterwards.. Did chemo 2x Leary about taking it out..just had a flush today..must be flushed every month

      about 2 years ago
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      barbdee

      Have mine two years in February. A small infection, near the stitch site for about a week was all I felt. Somehow, I'm reluctant to part with this handy & well worth it gadget. Mine doesn't hurt, I touch it often, to remember how far I've come thru treatment. It has been used at the hospital for tests & having one less area on my left arm, has proved to be a second quick access. Everyone feels in their heart or hand, something that helped thru this journey. A "thing" whether it be for luck, a blessing, talisman whatever. I kept the port for now as my own "personal insurance". .

      about 2 years ago
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      leslie48240

      Wise to have it removed. I kept mine too long as I was afraid I would 'need it again'. Finally had it removed over 2 1/2 years after chemo ended...but by then my chest muscles had grown over it some and it was more difficult to remove than usual. btw...I was very glad to have had it ... But don't miss it now!!

      about 2 years ago
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