Learning About Breast Cancer
I got my port after six chemos- and was having trouble with veins! Everyone told me that it was a price of cake.. So I was caught off guard with uncomfortable feeling if it. . Hahahaha I made it thru lumpectomy and node dissection with Tylenol so thought it would be fine. I guess it depends where they put it.. Mine was put in above boob on left with tube going up to vein in neck. I needed Tylenol right away. For a couple of weeks I had to sleep on my back almost upright on pillows. It hurt to turn my head left.
If anything touched it sent me into a tizzy- seat belt,... The first time they used it didn't work, so they turned me upside down and cleared it... Worked ! AND after about a month it was just fine. I use cream before treatment and it does not hurt to access it. It does look bruised after access. I also got allergic to tape they use. I will have it until June of 2014 for herceptin. It is another hurdle to jump- but worth it !!! And do remember everyone's experience is different.