MeAndMine wrote:Good luck tomorrow Zack! I think you'll be pleased to have your port.
Thank you! Have been reading about your journey and hoping that your treatment goes as great as possible. I see you're getting radiation first -- mine was removed, and then resected for better margins so I never got the radiation. Hoping that won't matter. I agree, I think the port will inevitably be a stress-saver and good move.
NHMike wrote:You don't feel anything until a few hours later and the bandage they put on you is annoying. Moving your arms up can cause tugging which is annoying.
Thanks for the tips -- i'll try and mentally prepare for that delayed pain. How many days did you feel sore in total for?
AlexandraZ wrote: It's definitely a good idea to let it heal a little first, if possible.
I think in the US you sleep through it though, right?
Thanks for the reply! Yes, as NHMike said, it's twilight sedation so i'm mostly asleep or won't remember it which is good enough for me. I'm thin and pretty fit, but I'm not jacked up so there shouldn't be too much muscle in the way hopefully.
horizon wrote:completely forget about it in day to day life most of the time.
Looking forward to that =) How many days were you sore for? Just achy or like incisional pain?
annieliz wrote:they let me go after 45 minutes. I did not need any pain killers after the procedure.
Thanks so much for the concise and thorough explanation of your experience--that's exactly the type of info that I wanted to hear--much appreciated. Mine will be done at the Commack location of MSKCC. Also, a totally random side note --my sister's name is Annalise. I guess you're Annie Elizabeth, she's Annalise Elizabeth.
And Punky44 -- can't wait to realize that it was no big deal lol. Each day is one day closer to the end of January -- I'm so looking forward to looking back on this whole experience.
Everyone--I greatly appreciate the support and knowledge you're all providing me and the rest of the forum / newbs. I feel like every experience varies greatly, but hopefully, my situation and this post will help others understand the process.