Hi all, I was hoping to hear other peoples’ experiences on having their port put in.
I recently had mine put in and it was not a great experience for me. I knew I’d be in a “twilight” state, but I was told I wouldn’t feel or remember anything. However, I felt quiet a bit and was feeling a little panicked during the procedure. I wasn’t in pain necessarily (thankfully), but I could feel them shoving the port into my chest, scooting it around, then pushing the catheter down my neck. It was all very unpleasant. The nurse even told them at one point that I was too awake. I ended up in tears until it was over.
So I guess I’m wondering if that was “normal”, because a friend of mine who had hers put in a few weeks before mine said she didn’t feel any of that.