Removing my port

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Phil64
Phil64 Member Posts: 838 Member

since they will be taking my port out tomorrow morning does that mean I’m being deported? :-)

seriously, I was surprised they said I don’t need a driver. I am going to ask to be blindfolded. I don’t want to see them cutting. 

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  • Tunadog
    Tunadog Member Posts: 235 Member
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    Yes you are being deported..

    Pretty funny!

    Continued Good Luck in your journey.

  • SophDan2
    SophDan2 Member Posts: 150 Member
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    The end of the journey, finally! Good luck

    The end of the journey, finally! Good luck

  • Ruthmomto4
    Ruthmomto4 Member Posts: 708 Member
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    That was funny!!

    Good luck tomorrow!!

  • lhduffer
    lhduffer Member Posts: 90 Member
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    Very funny

    That was too funny.  Wishing you well with being "deported".

  • Travelmom
    Travelmom Member Posts: 14
    edited March 2018 #6
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    Xongrats..it's a great

    Xongrats..it's a great feeling...but not while they're removing it. Lol

    Good luck!

  • Mikenh
    Mikenh Member Posts: 777
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    Congrats. I had a driver when

    Congrats. I had a driver when it was put in (required). I'd probably get one getting it taken out too.

     

  • Trubrit
    Trubrit Member Posts: 5,800 Member
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    So good to hear

    Don't worry about the blindfold. If you can see what their doing, then you're eyes are in the wrong place. Maybe they will have an attractive  medical assistant to keep your vision focused elsewhere image

    so happy for you. 

    Tru

  • abita
    abita Member Posts: 1,152 Member
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    So happy for you! I can't

    So happy for you! I can't wait to get mine out. When mine was put in, I was pretty groggy. I imagine it is the same drugs even though easier to take out than put in. I was wiped out, but I was still recovering from my colon resection too. I'd say better safe than sorry. 

  • Phil64
    Phil64 Member Posts: 838 Member
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    They said it is a local

    They said it is a local anesthetic and no need for a driver. I read other posts about this too. Supposed to be fairly easy. I will find out tomorrow morning.

  • Trubrit
    Trubrit Member Posts: 5,800 Member
    edited March 2018 #11
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    Phil64 said:

    They said it is a local

    They said it is a local anesthetic and no need for a driver. I read other posts about this too. Supposed to be fairly easy. I will find out tomorrow morning.

    I had a local

    and i didn't feel anything but a little pricks as they numbed the area. It took a while for mine to come out, as i had developed scar tissue around it. 

    It will be over before you know it. 

    tru.  - apologize for all lower case. typing with a broken wrist hurts, so i'm minimizing buttons. -

  • Joan M
    Joan M Member Posts: 409 Member
    edited March 2018 #12
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    Congratulations Phil!

    Hope the procedure goes well for you.

    And appreciate your humor too!

  • Annabelle41415
    Annabelle41415 Member Posts: 6,742 Member
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    Yup

    And welcome to it - it's amazing how much better it feels.  Just hated mine and it always hurt me so getting out was such a blessing.

    Hope the procedure went well.

    Glad that you got to the point of removal.  That's a great feat in this battle.

    Kim

  • Phil64
    Phil64 Member Posts: 838 Member
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    Yup

    And welcome to it - it's amazing how much better it feels.  Just hated mine and it always hurt me so getting out was such a blessing.

    Hope the procedure went well.

    Glad that you got to the point of removal.  That's a great feat in this battle.

    Kim

    The procedure was done by a

    The procedure was done by a phycians assistant. He told me that since my port was in for six years, that it might be challenging to remove. He said on very rare cases that may have to move me to another room but not to worry if that happened. Then he said he would know pretty quickly if my removal would be difficult. 

    He told me I would feel a prick and then some burning. And that is exactly what I felt. Then I felt nothing. Local anesthetic worked perfectly. Then he started the extraction. Next thing he said is my port was coming out as if it was only in for six months. 

    Super easy.

    I‘ve been de-ported from Cancerville. 

  • Trubrit
    Trubrit Member Posts: 5,800 Member
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    Phil64 said:

    The procedure was done by a

    The procedure was done by a phycians assistant. He told me that since my port was in for six years, that it might be challenging to remove. He said on very rare cases that may have to move me to another room but not to worry if that happened. Then he said he would know pretty quickly if my removal would be difficult. 

    He told me I would feel a prick and then some burning. And that is exactly what I felt. Then I felt nothing. Local anesthetic worked perfectly. Then he started the extraction. Next thing he said is my port was coming out as if it was only in for six months. 

    Super easy.

    I‘ve been de-ported from Cancerville. 

     

     

    woohoo emoticon  So happy it came our so easily. 

    Tru

     

  • abita
    abita Member Posts: 1,152 Member
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    Phil64 said:

    The procedure was done by a

    The procedure was done by a phycians assistant. He told me that since my port was in for six years, that it might be challenging to remove. He said on very rare cases that may have to move me to another room but not to worry if that happened. Then he said he would know pretty quickly if my removal would be difficult. 

    He told me I would feel a prick and then some burning. And that is exactly what I felt. Then I felt nothing. Local anesthetic worked perfectly. Then he started the extraction. Next thing he said is my port was coming out as if it was only in for six months. 

    Super easy.

    I‘ve been de-ported from Cancerville. 

    Oh wow! The removal isn't

    Oh wow! The removal isn't surgery like when it is put in place. That is great!

  • Annabelle41415
    Annabelle41415 Member Posts: 6,742 Member
    edited March 2018 #17
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    Phil64 said:

    The procedure was done by a

    The procedure was done by a phycians assistant. He told me that since my port was in for six years, that it might be challenging to remove. He said on very rare cases that may have to move me to another room but not to worry if that happened. Then he said he would know pretty quickly if my removal would be difficult. 

    He told me I would feel a prick and then some burning. And that is exactly what I felt. Then I felt nothing. Local anesthetic worked perfectly. Then he started the extraction. Next thing he said is my port was coming out as if it was only in for six months. 

    Super easy.

    I‘ve been de-ported from Cancerville. 

    Awesome

    So glad that it went so well.  You are finally free from that reminder.  WTG on moving on.  It feels good to be de-ported to that category doesn't it Laughing

    Kim

  • JanJan63
    JanJan63 Member Posts: 2,478 Member
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    I missed this post Phil, I'm

    I missed this post Phil, I'm so glad it's over and went easy. Mine was out in a couple of minutes, so fast and easy, much better than I expected.

    For me, the queen of getting extra crap that few people get, having it put in was rough. They hit a nerve and my heart went crazy and they had to call in a cardiac guy and all hell broke loose. They also neglected to tell me that if they do hit a nerve the pain once the freezing comes out will be like someone put a hot iron on the area plus pain all the down the chest, back, and arm for a few days. An Rx for pain would have been an idea.

    Anyway, it's good to have it out, isn't it.

    Jan

  • PhillieG
    PhillieG Member Posts: 4,866 Member
    edited March 2018 #19
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    Great News!

    First you were de-livered and then you were de-ported!

    Congrats! Wink

  • lizard44
    lizard44 Member Posts: 409 Member
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    How are you feeling, now that you've been deported?

    I'm glad it went so well and hope you are  enjoying   your new freedom from the port. :-)

     

  • lhduffer
    lhduffer Member Posts: 90 Member
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    Wonderful

    Soyglad it went so smoothly.  Glad to hear that after that long it was still an easy procedure.  Hoping to join you in being "deported" if my next group of scans/tests come out clean and they finally give me the ok.