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Had the port put in on Monday, still can't sleep comfortably. Any suggestions?

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Learning About Breast Cancer over 6 years
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  • sharon s Profile
    anonimamente
    Aprendendo sobre o câncer de mama
    Mine is below collar bone. And the wire goes up toward the shoulder but not all the way. I'm two moths out and I'm just now able to sleep on that side some of the time. When I do I have pillow between elbows and support head and neck It is tricky and, like Mimi , I sleep surrounded by pillows so I don't move so much.PT suggested if you sleep On back use the pillows under legs and not your head for a while. This helped back and put pressure on puffy bits from my surgery Sweet dreams
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    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    It may even get irritated when you type or use the mouse. I had trouble for more than a month. Still get twinges.
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  • Betti A Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2013
    I haven't had any issues with mine. At times I've awakened on my stomach but didn't even notice it.
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      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      You are so lucky, Betti!

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  • Brandi Mixon Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2012
    Mine was put in August 2012 in my left arm!! I use one of the small pillows I used after my mastectomy to cushion it. It doesn't hurt and is healed very well, I just don't like feeling it and the way I sleep I can feel the bump. Will be so glad when it comes out!!!
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  • Mimi Carroll Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Three weeks out and still not comfortable... I sleep on back at incline. Pillow under each arm and three behind head... .. Tube in neck bugs me when I try to Sleep on side...
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  • dorothy harder Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    I think time will heal. I just got mine out after two an one half yrs. my doc said it grew into me and didn't let go. It was painful at first, but it grows on ya! Ha ha
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  • rita redondo Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    My when I had my port put in the chest
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  • leslie adkins Profile
    anonimamente
    Aprendendo sobre o câncer de mama
    Just think that if you didn't have the silly thing, every time they need blood, pump chemo, etc, they would have to look for a vein. Port maybe a touch uncomfortable, but I was glad for mine, every time I got stuck.
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    anonimamente
    Aprendendo sobre o câncer de mama
    Is port in chest wall? Mine was and I slept on my back to eliminate bumping it.
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  • Roberta S Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 2B Patient
    I forget mine is even there but it's been 2 months since I got mine.
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  • Bernadette Merritt Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Mine is just below the collar bone. Never had so many pillows on my bad!
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