Power port how long should it take to stop hurting?

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Power port how long should it take to stop hurting?

by PigNm on Sun Aug 16, 2009 12:00 AM

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Hi I had a power port put in on August 3 and its still tender and sore when I bend over, pains in breast and skin is still black and blue a bit. Is this normal and how long before it stops hurting? I have it on left side just above breast and below collar bone. Pain is not constent but its bad when I move. Anyone can help here?

Thanks Nancy

RE: Power port how long should it take to stop hurting?

by Debra1 on Tue Aug 18, 2009 12:00 AM

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On 8/16/2009 PigNm wrote:

Hi I had a power port put in on August 3 and its still tender and sore when I bend over, pains in breast and skin is still black and blue a bit. Is this normal and how long before it stops hurting? I have it on left side just above breast and below collar bone. Pain is not constent but its bad when I move. Anyone can help here?

Thanks Nancy


Hi Nancy,

I had my port put in on July 23, 2009. I had no idea that it would cause as much "discomfort" as it did. I guess I should have known when they sent me home with 15 vicoden after the surgery to put in the port. I used the vicoden for 2 days and then had moderate pain for about a week. Then I seemed to feel pretty good until about 2 weeks later. I had very sharp pain when I moved certain ways. It was very very painful to the point I couldn't raise my arm at times. Then it would go away. It seemed to hurt me the most first thing in the morning when I got out of bed. I called the surgeon and they looked at it and said it looked fine and it was just the positioning and could be a nerve but it would go away. That was a week ago today and I am happy to say that for the last 2 days I have had no pain at all.  I am not sure why this happens but I am very happy it did. I hope your pain will go away soon. Hang in there.

Debbie

RE: Power port how long should it take to stop hurting?

by PigNm on Tue Aug 18, 2009 12:00 AM

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On 8/18/2009 Debra1 wrote:

 

On 8/16/2009 PigNm wrote:

Hi I had a power port put in on August 3 and its still tender and sore when I bend over, pains in breast and skin is still black and blue a bit. Is this normal and how long before it stops hurting? I have it on left side just above breast and below collar bone. Pain is not constent but its bad when I move. Anyone can help here?

Thanks Nancy


Hi Nancy,

I had my port put in on July 23, 2009. I had no idea that it would cause as much "discomfort" as it did. I guess I should have known when they sent me home with 15 vicoden after the surgery to put in the port. I used the vicoden for 2 days and then had moderate pain for about a week. Then I seemed to feel pretty good until about 2 weeks later. I had very sharp pain when I moved certain ways. It was very very painful to the point I couldn't raise my arm at times. Then it would go away. It seemed to hurt me the most first thing in the morning when I got out of bed. I called the surgeon and they looked at it and said it looked fine and it was just the positioning and could be a nerve but it would go away. That was a week ago today and I am happy to say that for the last 2 days I have had no pain at all.  I am not sure why this happens but I am very happy it did. I hope your pain will go away soon. Hang in there.

Debbie

Thanks Debbie, I called Slaon kettering today and talked with a nurse and she said it was normal for this pain to happen, and it will go away. I just wanted to make sure it was normal. I got sent home with Tylenor after surgery. The day after I had chemo in it and my oncologist gave me codine in tylenor, but I never used it, Tylenor itself helped by then.

Bending over and my breast bouncing is my worse pain. Arm movement is fine but it does hurt if I do too much with left arm. The incision up on neck line was sore too, but its gone now. I wear a bra to bed, it helps.

This truce will past good luck with your port, its better than needles and chemo bothering the veins!

Nancy

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