Feeling very anxious port removal this afternoon

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JudiB
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Feeling very anxious port removal this afternoon

Postby JudiB » Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:54 am

Hello everyone, it's been a while since I visited but I so value your input when I am worried about something.

Today I will have my port out and mostly, I feel thrilled to be saying goodbye to it. My worry is that I saw a different surgeon, (mine was sick), the only one at the hospital who doesn't remove ports under general anaesthesia. I decided to go along with this because I want it out asp, but now the day is here, I'm wishing I'd waited to see my own surgeon. I know it's silly and lots of folk have only a local but I'm dreading it. Everyone I know has had general.
Does anyone have experiences that might reassure me please?
May 2004 Breast cancer lumpectomy followed by radiotherapy, Tamoxifen 5 years, then Femara 2 years.

Jan 2017 resection around colo-rectal junction
T2bN1 M0
March 2017 Chemo Folfox started. Oxaliplatin for 4 treatments, then just 5 FU and Leucovorin for remaining 8 treatments.
June 2017 clear scan
Last chemo August 2017
August 2017 clear scan
February 2018 clear scan

Mercy110
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Re: Feeling very anxious port removal this afternoon

Postby Mercy110 » Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:25 am

I have no related experience for port removal coz my mum has not use a port for chemo.
BUT I want to say CONGRATS to you becoz it is rely a good news. It means you are doing well.

Hopefully anyone with similar experience will provide some input.
My Mum (age 56), NRAS-mutate Q61R (from HK)
2017-05: Surgery with stoma. T4N1M0. Stage3C. Xeloda Only. Increasing CEA. CT: Multiple lung nodules. Stage4.
2017-09: 85% FOLFOX + Avastin, stable CT
2018-03 to 05: Folfox Allergy, Folfiri (with Avastin since Oct)
2019: CEA:178, started Irinotecan+Zaltrip+TS-1, 25 times radio with xeloda
2020: CEA up, Stivarga for 6 months
2021: CEA up, 7L O2 and 24-hour morphine, on pc care
At peace 2021.4.14

DebZ
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Re: Feeling very anxious port removal this afternoon

Postby DebZ » Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:57 am

I had one taken out with just a local and it didn't bother me at all. Just a little tugging, but no pain. You will do great I'm sure!
48 @ diagnosis Sept 2014
MSS; Kras mutant G12D
Oct 2014: right hemicolectomy
Dec 2014-May 2015: Folfox
June 2015: clean scans
Sept 2015: scans reveal ovarian mass and liver met; Folfiri
Jan 2016: liver wedge resection and hysterectomy
April 2016: multiple lung mets; Folfiri+Avastin
June 2017: lung mets growing; switch to Folfox+Avastin
Jan-April 2018: dropped oxali; CEA rising
May 2018: back on Folfox+Avastin, add pulse steroid treatment to get platelet count up (continuously in 50s)

JudiB
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Re: Feeling very anxious port removal this afternoon

Postby JudiB » Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:17 am

Thanks folks!
Port out now and I have it in a jar as a trophy!
The surgeon gave me the max amount of anaesthetic so still no pain 2 hours after procedure!
Worst bit was the injections but I didn't feel a thing after that! Bit of a smell of burning flesh when cauterised but nothing more!
I feel a bit euphoric as today is a big landmark as port gone says chemo all done and dusted!
I now feel like a bit if a wimp for making a fuss! I always said that, after chemo, they can do anything to me but still went all wimpy over this little procedure. :roll:
May 2004 Breast cancer lumpectomy followed by radiotherapy, Tamoxifen 5 years, then Femara 2 years.

Jan 2017 resection around colo-rectal junction
T2bN1 M0
March 2017 Chemo Folfox started. Oxaliplatin for 4 treatments, then just 5 FU and Leucovorin for remaining 8 treatments.
June 2017 clear scan
Last chemo August 2017
August 2017 clear scan
February 2018 clear scan

benben
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Location: Washington State

Re: Feeling very anxious port removal this afternoon

Postby benben » Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:26 am

JudiB wrote:Thanks folks!
Port out now and I have it in a jar as a trophy!
The surgeon gave me the max amount of anaesthetic so still no pain 2 hours after procedure!
Worst bit was the injections but I didn't feel a thing after that! Bit of a smell of burning flesh when cauterised but nothing more!
I feel a bit euphoric as today is a big landmark as port gone says chemo all done and dusted!
I now feel like a bit if a wimp for making a fuss! I always said that, after chemo, they can do anything to me but still went all wimpy over this little procedure. :roll:


Congratulations JudiB! I must say I'm envious, and hopefully will be in your shoes soon.
I will need another clear scan in next month or two. I'll be overly delighted to be rid of my Third Nipple! Hah.
May you never need another! Long live NED.
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3/29/17 diagnosed CRC - 44 y/o Male
4/17/17 ULAR - Straight anastomosis - no ostomy.
Path: low grade T3n1m0 - moderate diff.
KRAS - NO, MLH1/PMS2/MSH6/MSH2 - Normal.
5/3 med port install
5/22 folfox - first treatment.
3rd treat, delayed - low ANC - reduced to 90% OXI
zarxio all treats
Treat 7 - 75% OXI
Treats 8-12 - NO OXI, Luke & 5FU
10/20/17 CT- NED
3/18 Scope - Clean
11/8 PORT OUT!
7/20 CT - NED (3 years!)


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