Jump to content

Port placement today


Recommended Posts

Same here.  I didn’t remember anything & actually fell asleep from the drugs.  You can ask to have a little bit of Valium as part of the pre-medication.  Worked like a charm for me. At the time of my port placement I had horrible coughing fits & the drugs got me through the procedure blissfully.  🙂

Link to comment
Share on other sites


You won't feel a thing and it will be over very quickly.

Port installation will solve sooooo many problems and your veins will thank you for the minor inconvenience.

Stay the course.


Link to comment
Share on other sites

Got the port yesterday. Was awake the whole time but felt nothing. Was actually joking with all the people in the room. Today I feel like crap, seems any kind of anaesthesia knocks me down for 48 hours. I’m now getting nervous about starting treatment Monday. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Glad the port placement was uneventful.  

I don't blame you for feeling nervous about starting chemo--I would be, too.  My bet, though, is that a lot of it is fear of the unknown.  Once you've been through it a few times you will know what to expect and have strategies to manage it.

You can do this!!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Well that’s one & done.  Glad you’re through it. My hubby ordered a memory foam wedge pillow  which helped me sleep post port.  I had trouble sleeping too. 

I understand the fear of the unknown- I went to chemo battle ready in my best Lilly Pulitzer outfit. Looking back I was probably high as a kite from the steroids.  

Stay Jersey Strong.  We’re here with you. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.