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Deena11
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Joined: Nov 2012

I haven't been here in a while but wanted to share my news with all the wonderful people here.  After having finished chemo in September of last year, having a clear colonoscopy, clear blood tests, and another clear CAT scan...I decided t get my port out.  I decided to get it removed in the hospital surgical center with local anesthetic instead of general.  It took about a half hour.  It has been six hours since the removal and now I am feeling the pain.  Not that bad though.  I'll take Tylenol.

I also started back to work again two months ago.  Unfortunately, I have to travel every week to another state as I had been doing prior to cancer treatments but I am holding up.  It is the nature of my job but I can LIVE with it!

I lurk here now and then and think about you all often.  My love and prayers are with you all.

Deena

 

UncleBuddy
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Joined: Aug 2013

Yay! Congrats!!!! I hope and pray that you never have to put in a port again!! It's nice to hear some good news once in a while!

Lin

Deena11
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I know, Uncle Buddy!  I was always happy to hear happy news when I was new.  These people on this board are so supportive.  My prayers are with you too!!

Deena

UncleBuddy
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My brother is a fighter. I'm not counting him out, yet! He beat NHL in 2000, I am going to keep positive that he is going to be one of those people who can beat the odds. Thanks!

Lin

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thxmiker
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Great News!  Three Cheers for your great news Deena!    Keep coming back and sharing good news.

 

Best Always,  mike

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Annabelle41415
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Always get a port out is awesome news.  Mine was taken out under local so was fortunately going out after the procedure was done was great.  You will feel some pain, but it's worth it.  Glad you are able to work again.  Congratulations on everything.

Kim

Deena11
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Joined: Nov 2012

Thanks!  I had some pain yesterday afternoon and last night.  Having some pain today but I'll take a Tylenol.  Glad it it out!

Deena

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Easyflip
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I'm done with chemo Wednesday Nov 20. Congrats to you! I hope to follow in your footsteps. Do you recommend waiting a year? Not sure what to do, thanks for any advice.

Deena11
Posts: 199
Joined: Nov 2012

A lot of people want their posts out right away.  I may be a little superstitius but I wanted to make sure I had a year's worth of cancer free blood tests and CATS scans. I also had a clear colonoscopy back in July.  I had my port flushed every three months.  It's really one's choice but that I feel good that I waited.

Eastflip...I am so happy you are nearing the end of your chemo treatments!!!  Congrats!!!

Deena

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Trubrit
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Joined: Jan 2013

My Oncologist wanted mine out the minute I'd had my first clear scan. He was worried about clots and infections. 

I didn't mind either way to be honest, but now its out, I'm quite happy. 

Deena11
Posts: 199
Joined: Nov 2012

I was a little worried about the clot thing too.  Glad it is gone!

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saussureainvolucrata
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Thanks for sharing your nice news! It's always so heart-warming to hear such news. I wish you a very long life full of life!

Deena11
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Joined: Nov 2012

Thank you so much.  I know I always wanted to hear happy news when I logged on to this site.  There are so many fighters here and the support is very comforting.  I pray for everyone here.

Deena

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Coloncancerblows
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Congrats!  I got mine taken out 4 months after my chemo and after two good scans.  I have a scar there but it's better to look at then that nasty port.  So happy for you!

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