Mohrfamily wrote:My husband surgery for his port placement to the left side of his chest went well. Will he ever feel normal with it? He can't rest his arm on the window when driving for more than 10 minutes he's just sent my heart racing talking about pain in his (left) arm that had me thinking heart attack. Can someone shed a little light on the future as far as this goes?
I have my port on the right side and it was painful with some movements in my shoulders and arms. The pain level dropped in 3 days and I didn't really notice it after a week.
I'm generally careful and there are strength-training exercises that I avoid because of where it is. I avoid hugging people as well as it may press on the port on on my illeostomy. The doctor should have talked to him about how it would feel pain-wise and how it would feel before the surgery.