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Port insertion and removal

nmystic Member Posts: 1

I had breast cancer and when they put my port in I had taken 2 pills for anxiety because I have a diagnosis of severe anxiety and they wouldn’t agree to put me to sleep I didn’t tell them and when they gave me the medicine to make me groggy I was lucky enough to pass out. Now I have to get my port removed and again they will not agree at Crozer Hospital in ChesterPA to put me to sleep. I’m afraid because of my anxiety I will jump up when they pick up their tools to cut me what if those 2 pills don’t work. If I am conscious I cannot do it. What can I do? Please help me.


  • lw422
    lw422 Member Posts: 1,411

    When I had my port removed, they put a type of "hood" over my head so that I couldn't see what was happening. Once they deadened the area to remove the port, I didn't feel anything at all. I'd say just take your anti-anxiety meds and tell the doctor about your fear. It really wasn't a bad procedure at all in my experience. Good luck.

  • moderators
    moderators Posts: 8,287

    Great advice from lw422. They should be able to get you comfortable with anti-anxiety meds. We're sorry you're so anxious, and really hope for you to have a smooth experience.