Dec 09, 2012 - 12:22 pm
I'm 6 months post chemo and with a clear colonoscopy and CAT scan, I can get my port out. I hate the bloody thing, but my surgeon says that she uses no anesthesia. In fact she implied I was a bit of a baby for being nervous about it. She says no local is needed either since she cuts along the scar tissue and there "isn't too much feeling" there. The procedure is so short it't "not worth" any anesthesia at all.
The idea of being cut open while awake is bad enough, but that she can cut me open with not even a local is freaking me out. I'm considering backing out of having the thing removed.
From what I've read, most folks are given the option of a general and I've seen nothing on surgery without local.
Has anyone had their port removed without even a local? Thanks.