Jul 30, 2020 02:11PM Cowgirl13 wrote:
I hated my port but I somehow dealt with it. Now that I have read a few people's experience here on this board with having their veins so compromised they had to have their blood accessed from their foot. I also didn't know that I might really need good veins at some point a number of years later due to serious illness. What I did do was have my port out several days after my last Herceptin and was I thrilled to get it out. I didn't even know I was supposed to ask/consult my oncologist and boy was he surprised. What I didn't know if that he would have preferred that I leave it in for 2 years because recurrence with triple positive tends to recur within the first several. Even with that knowledge I still would have had it out. They could just put another damn port in if I needed it later on. So just consider everything and you will be making an informed decision.