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Joined: Jun 2002

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!

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Joined: Jun 2002

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!



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Joined: May 2002

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

Posts: 7
Joined: Apr 2002

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.

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