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I will be going to get a port installed this coming week and would like any information you might have . What anesthesia do they give, etc. Thank you for your hel

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Learning About Breast Cancer about 1 year
 
  • Betti A Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2013
    Mine was done with what they call "conscious sedation". It involves a pain med and sedative that doesn't put one to sleep. My friend had hers put in with a general anesthetic. If you have ever had a colonoscopy it's a conscious sedation they use and some dentists also use it. I still have mine in 4 1/2 years after it was put in as it comes in handy for blood draws, etc. but a nurse trained in accessing them is needed as lab techs. aren't.
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  • Rhonda M Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2012
    It is very scary, for sure! Best of luck with your treatment. Stay strong!
    about 1 year Comment Flag
  • Sue Boston Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2014
    I had my port put in on a Thursday and started chemo that Friday almost 3 years ago. I was out all the way when they installed the port, you will be so glad that you have it, saves your arm from always being stuck with needles. My port area was always numb so I never felt anything when they would poke it. Sending you lots of hugs, you will do just fine!
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  • Phyllis Smith Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Thanks, Betti for your reply. I just learned that I will be getting it put in this Thursday, immediately following that, they will give me my 1st chemo. Scary!
    about 1 year Flag
    • Gianna  Rose Profile
      anonymous
      Patient

      Yes this whole thing is a lot to deal with .My port was installed last Monday then Tuesday gave me my first chemo.I was more tired than anything else but just keep in mind the sooner everything gets done the sooner you will get better.Sending you...

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      Yes this whole thing is a lot to deal with .My port was installed last Monday then Tuesday gave me my first chemo.I was more tired than anything else but just keep in mind the sooner everything gets done the sooner you will get better.Sending you love

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