Port Removal

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Kazenmax
Kazenmax Member Posts: 463 Member

I saw my oncologist last month and although white and red cell counts are low, he casually mentioned that it's been over a year since my surgery and the start of my original chemo and that I could get my port removed any time.

I'm scheduled for next week. I can hardly believe it. This time last year I was feeling pretty bad and now I'm so much better. I never thought I would get here. Hoping for more years NED me and for all of us.

k

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  • Trubrit
    Trubrit Member Posts: 5,800 Member
    edited August 2017 #2
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    Woo hoo!

    Port removal time running around emoticon.

    Its a huge boost of confidence.  

    May you be NED forever. 

    Tru

  • Annabelle41415
    Annabelle41415 Member Posts: 6,742 Member
    edited August 2017 #3
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    Awesome

    That is wonderful news when that port can come out it is a very happy and scary time.  Enjoy the "happy."  Congratulations.

    Hugs!  Kim

  • Woodytele
    Woodytele Member Posts: 163
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    Awesome

    congratulations!! 

  • EissetB
    EissetB Member Posts: 133
    edited August 2017 #5
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    God bless you all the way!!!

    God bless you all the way!!! Big hugs to you & to your family as well.

    Eisset

  • Kazenmax
    Kazenmax Member Posts: 463 Member
    edited August 2017 #6
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    Awesome

    That is wonderful news when that port can come out it is a very happy and scary time.  Enjoy the "happy."  Congratulations.

    Hugs!  Kim

    happy and scary

    Kim,

    You are so right. On the one hand, I'm very happy to get this thing out. It's a dual port so it's twice the size of a single and it just represents everything bad about cancer. On the other hand, I'm scared that it's too early. I wish I felt like I was truly done but I'm so afraid that getting this out will jinx things.

    crazy huh.

    thanks

    k

     

  • Annabelle41415
    Annabelle41415 Member Posts: 6,742 Member
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    Kazenmax said:

    happy and scary

    Kim,

    You are so right. On the one hand, I'm very happy to get this thing out. It's a dual port so it's twice the size of a single and it just represents everything bad about cancer. On the other hand, I'm scared that it's too early. I wish I felt like I was truly done but I'm so afraid that getting this out will jinx things.

    crazy huh.

    thanks

    k

     

    Let us Know

    Please let us know how it goes.  You'll do fine and be so glad when it's gone.  It's scary but you will feel a great sense of relief when it's gone - it might take a couple days or weeks to get used to it being gone but you will eventually embrace the removal.  Good luck and prayers are with you.

    Hugs!  Kim

  • JanJan63
    JanJan63 Member Posts: 2,478 Member
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    Yay! I'm so happy for you! I

    Yay! I'm so happy for you! I was so glad to get rid of my port. Now the scar is barely noticable. It was a positive step and I'm thrilled for you!

    Jan