Has anyone had a clavicle (upper chest wall) port removed under local anesthesia after it's been in at least a year?
My oncologist told me this is an easy procedure, and that they do this in the office with a local anesthetic, but this is the same group that recommended ibuprofen for my chemo pain, so I'd appreciate advice before I decide to go along with this. (Being fair, I was tremendously constipated at the time. But I also expressed concern about taking 800 mg of Ibuprofen at a pop when I'd been dealing with reflux for over 10 years.)
I wonder why the port had to be inserted with light general anesthesia, but after it's been there for over 18 months with the possibility of tissue attaching to it (I haven't had blood return for at least 6 months.), there shouldn't be a good bit of pain attached to yanking it out! I'd love to hear this is true; just don't trust this idea without verification from my sisters.
Also, ladies, I had clear cell, but have been NED for a year (depending on the outcome of this latest CA125). Has anyone had a port removed then been successful with having another one inserted when they had a recurrence? I'm believing I'm going to be in the blessed non-recurring percentage, but want to be wise about this.
I hope you ALL have a wonderful day.