Port sensations

martyzl Member Posts: 196
edited March 2014 in Breast Cancer #1
Whew, now this is feeling odd. Just had my surgery on the 22nd of July and the port feels soooo strange! Feels like it's going to pop out! It's a subclavicular and I've been trying to be careful to let it "set" but have been using the arm a bit...
Anybody have any insights? Will this sensation ease up? Yesterday it itched like mad but today it's so *THERE*... very odd indeed... I am seeing the Plastic Man and the Onc tomorrow... just feeling a bit odd right now.

Thanks so much to all for your wondrous support. You are all so divine!


  • ldrunnrmom
    ldrunnrmom Member Posts: 15
    Hi Marty!

    Insights..well not sure I have much in that department!

    Mine has been in now since May and it still feels "strange" but I am more used to it now. At first I said it was like having a war wound- shrapnel in the area maybe? Not funny...

    Mine seems to really project out of the skin once the swelling went down.

    It will get better- give it time. You will be GLAD you have it!


  • banker
    banker Member Posts: 317 Member
    Hi again, I have a port also at the present time, yes it itches sometimes and feels funny, no big deal. Should ease up a little.
    Love Emmi
  • nhornb
    nhornb Member Posts: 7
    I received an e-mail from you and have sent you one back. I am sorry I did not respond sooner. I too have a port. I have a dual port so of course it takes two needles to flush. I have had it for 3 years. Most of the time I don't even know I have it. It becomes part of you. Some days especially when it is time to flush it it will ache. If I am horsing around and someone hits it of course, it hurts then but for the most part it is just there. I know you don't bellieve it now but you will get use to it and it is so convenient to have when it comes to chemo.