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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The unfill that wasn't

Hello.  How are you?  I hope well.  Yesterday I went to see my surgeon for a slight unfill.  First of all, it's been since March or so of last year since I saw my surgeon.  At that time, I was having 1/2 cc put back in after having 1 cc removed.  Since my last visit, I have only lost 3 pounds.  Not great, but not a gain.  I mean I know... I've been maintaining.  I feel good and bad about this. 

So, anyway....I'm on the table, stomach tensed so he can access my port easier.  He has his hand on the general area, hits me with lidocaine, then goes in for the port, I feel him hit the port, he bears down really  hard, and then...strange sound, strange sensation, the needle bounces off the port.  He does this about 10 times total, after the 5th try he says each time..."this is the last try."  So, it happens each time, and I end up leaving with no unfill.  And a very sore port area.  He said, sometimes these things happen, let yourself heal up, when it's not sore, come back we'll try it again.  The nurse said, yeah...they happen but usually when  you're in need of an unfill.

Anyway, my band is playing nice right now, I'm not struggling to drink water and I can eat okay, but last week it was horrible.  I don't know what is going on with my port.  I haven't felt any pain in the area, I haven't felt like it's moved or anything like that.  Has this happened to any of you?

So, when I got home, I was feeling sorry for myself, and I was hurting.  I told my husband that I wonder what I'm supposed to learn from this? He said...I think you're reading a little too much into it.  Like he doesn't know me or something, lol!

I don't know.  I know that I need to take better care of myself.  I need to concentrate more on nutrition and be kinder to my band. 

I really appreciate all of your kind comments on my last post.  Thanks for the support!
Big Hugs!


Robyn's Nest said...

That is the first I have heard about something like that.
Maybe the port was trying to tell you it will do better....

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Roo said...

The only time this happened to me was when my port had flipped. It had torn off the muscle and flipped over so the needle was hitting the back of it (and not the rubber bit)....can the doctor check that it hasn't flipped (by fluroscopy?)

Jacquie said...

I was thinking the same thing as Roo! Hopefully it's not the case and the doc was just having an off day! Love you!

Holly Marie said...

When I was reading I was thinking flipped port as well.

Ronnie said...

Oh no, I'll be praying it's not a flip, and is just the port resisting. Can your surgeon do fills under flouro? I would definitely request that next time you go in!

And hey, a year's worth of maintenance is great in my book. For what that's worth! :)