I had my port inserted last Wed. It went well & the staff were excellent. I did have to educate them on CD as they kept referring to my oncologist; which of course I don’t have. I have found because my diagnosis is not cancer that I didn’t get the information I needed until after I realized the recovery wasn’t as quick as I thought.
I’ve had minor issues thus far. The strongly adhesive bandage caused painful blisters & mornings are the most painful. I’m a side/ tummy sleeper & im wondering if I’m crushing it. I’m taking 1-3 Tylenol 3’s per day and having to hold the dog leash in the other hand, adjust purses etc. The dissolving stitches are itchy. Still have all the steri-strips.
It’s been a bit of a shock that recovery will take 2 weeks & I have to hold off on my dance classes. Again, it’s because I wasn’t prepared. All in all I’ve been through far worse pain so it’s manageable.
I’m a little nervous for this Friday when the port will be used for the first time. At this moment it’s so itchy /uncomfortable that I couldn’t imagine anyone touching it. Will get some lidocaine & use it before treatment.
The hardest part really was getting used to another visible reminder of CD. Sometimes the psychological ramifications are harder to cope with. However, I’m hopeful this will work & once I get Friday over with i know I can handle this minor blip.
Thanks for listening