I had a port put in on Friday, and I am exhausted, and nauseated. Is this normal?
It could be your nerves that is causing the symptoms at this point. This is a very scary experience and we are impacted emotionally as well as physically. But know that this is a curable cancer and for that we are all very grateful. There are many on this board who will be here to help you through this.
Strength and healing to you,
I wish you didn't have a reason to be here, but we are here to help. As for the exhaustion, it may be a combination of sleepless nights since being diagnosed, along with effects of the anesthesia used during the port insertion. I'm not sure about the nausea, but it could be from a nervous stomach. We have all been in your place and know the anxiety that comes with waiting for treatment to start. It's a very stressful time. I hope you'll lean on us to see you through this--there's lot of experience here and we're willing to share. I hope you are feeling better soon and I wish you the very best with this treatment, which has a high success rate. Take care.