Oct 28, 2009 - 1:07 pm
dear linda and sisters,
i'm almost through with chemo, and am seriously considering removing my port. what do people think about that, and have any of you had yours removed. if, god forfend, i need it again, i could have another put in. i got the impression from my surgeon that there were not additional things medicine could do after chemo and radiation, however my medical oncologist said there were in fact 6 or 7 chemos out there that could extend our lives in the case of recurrence. so, i'm getting contradictory infor from my doctors as well . in any case, i don't really want to be walking around with this strange thing under my skin, though it doesn't bother me so much physically, but is a constant reminder. why do i need that? to me, it's an act of faith (or denial) to have it removed. please let me know your thinking.