Post Op Port Surgery: She Lives

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So I’ve had the port surgery. It’s in correctly and works.

The first day was rough, but the next two days were better. Now I think the port is “settling in.” The port was inserted through an incision in my neck and threaded downward. Which makes my neck look a little like I’m always about to start yelling.

And beyond that, Jesus H. Christ do we have a structural problem here.

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There needs to be more skin for this thing. It’s pushing so roughly against the surface of my chest it feels like it’s about to rip through. Ow! I feel like someone has glued my neck to my collar bone.

Starting to bring back memories of my first port and the whole debacle that followed. I wasn’t sure what to expect this time since the last surgery was botched and followed immediately by a chest tube and two painful days in the hospital. I also had nerve pain in my breast for the next six months. Yeah, I forgot about that too.

So I’m taking recommendations. Anyone have good post-op port tips?  It’s weird, with the reading I’ve done it seems like 50% of people are in TERRIBLE pain afterwards—and the other half are totally fine with zero pain. Bizarre. Unlucky.

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