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RGW
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Joined: Mar 2010

I am getting my chemo port removed (a.k.a. "deportation") on Monday after 2 years of living most intimately with it. Has anyone had this done? What can I expect?

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Marcia527
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Joined: Jul 2006

I looked on the breast cancer forum for this info because I knew there are threads there on what you want to know. I didn't get a port.

http://csn.cancer.org/node/237891

Hope this helps.

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cathyp
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Joined: Dec 2009

Good luck with the removal. I had one removed 18 years ago. From what I remember, it seemed to be easier and faster than the insertion operation. I don't remember much from it, so I seem to think that's a good sign that it's a quick, uneventful op and recovery. I do remember, I was so much more comfortable not having to worry my infant daughter would push on it while I was holding her or that I would bump it somehow.

This a landmark in your journey to celebrate. Best wishes!!

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Skiffin16
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Joined: Sep 2009

Sorry, I could have offered you some info when I had mine removed after two years. I was deported myself, even took a few photos, before and immediateoy after the port coming out.

Port In

Port Incision

Port Removed

But from the date of this post, I presume all went well, and it's all behind you now.

Best,
John

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