Post Edited (JUJU8872) : 10/16/2005 6:51:36 AM (GMT-6)
I, too, had ALOT of pain with the port. I was very discouraged. Had to sleep propped up with all kinds of pillows to get comfortable. But the pain did abate after a couple of weeks and I was so glad I had that port. I did my first treatment without and knew I couldn't do a second. The worst part of the first chemo is the unknown. Really, it is a fairly uneventful event -- the actual procedure, I mean. Do drink as much water as you can. When water started tasting like metal to me, I began drinking lemonade with a straw...
Take care of yourself.