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Can you see/feel your port?

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Started by ardelia, Apr 04, 2010 11:47 AM
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    ardelia

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Posted April 4, 2010 - 11:47 AM

#1
I can't seem to find the answer to my questions. Is your port visible? Can you feel it? Is there any kind of bump where the port is?

Thank you for your help! :bored:


    SticeLane

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Posted April 4, 2010 - 12:39 PM

#2

I can't seem to find the answer to my questions. Is your port visible? Can you feel it? Is there any kind of bump where the port is?

Thank you for your help! :bored:


Yes, mine is very visible, and I can definitely feel it. I am down to 150 lbs (goal is 141) and it's seriously sticking out. At this point I am so happy to have lost weight that I don't care.


    ardelia

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Posted April 4, 2010 - 12:44 PM

#3

Yes, mine is very visible, and I can definitely feel it. I am down to 150 lbs (goal is 141) and it's seriously sticking out. At this point I am so happy to have lost weight that I don't care.


I don't know that I would care that much, either if I could lose the weight. :bored: If someone else saw you in a bathing suit or tight-filling clothing (like a leotard), would they see it as well?

How big is it?

Sorry for all the questions, but I don't have my initial consult for two weeks....and I am ANXIOUS!


    thiklips

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Posted April 4, 2010 - 12:55 PM

#4
Im about 1 week out and down 8.5 pounds,thank you jesus!!!yes i can feel it but its not too visible but i guess as i progress with my weight loss it will be but i wouldn't care a bit..lol.. My blood pressure is down my sugars are down and im practically off all my meds. Plus i had a tummy tuck about 3 years ago so my mid is totally flat so i notice it but not too much in my clothes.


    ardelia

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Posted April 4, 2010 - 12:57 PM

#5

Im about 1 week out and down 8.5 pounds,thank you jesus!!!yes i can feel it but its not too visible but i guess as i progress with my weight loss it will be but i wouldn't care a bit..lol.. My blood pressure is down my sugars are down and im practically off all my meds. Plus i had a tummy tuck about 3 years ago so my mid is totally flat so i notice it but not too much in my clothes.


Wow! Congratulations on your loss and your improving health. You must be so proud!!

If a visible port is my biggest problem, then I'd be happy!


    Mardeb

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Posted April 4, 2010 - 1:03 PM

#6
I had my surgery 6 days ago and do not feel the port at all. I did however ask my surgeon to use a smaller port so that it would not be visible (or felt) as I lost weight. I have already lost 12 lbs this week - yeah!


    thiklips

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Posted April 4, 2010 - 1:12 PM

#7
Thank you, yes it feels great,im just as exciting about my improving health as the weight loss because that is the most important thing really. Plus as time goes on if it becomes to intrusive i will have it removed.because i feel with renewed knowledge of eating i will be able to control my weight on my own at some point.


    ardelia

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Posted April 4, 2010 - 3:40 PM

#8
Does anyone know where I could see photos of people's ports? I know, it sounds weird, but I am trying to decide what I am going to do....I just want to know everything that I possibly can.

This board is SUCH a great resource. :smile2:


    SticeLane

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Posted April 4, 2010 - 3:55 PM

#9
If I wore a bikini, you would be able to see the port. I think it is probably kind of gross, but again, I am so happy about being relatively thin that I don't care. Maybe I will care in a few months?

I have heard of people having their ports moved at goal. I don't see myself every having the band or port removed, but has anyone ever heard about having it shoved behind a rib or something, so it doesn't stick out?


    thiklips

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Posted April 4, 2010 - 4:20 PM

#10
i haven't heard of having that done but the way you say it sounds painful..lol..but i would guess if your going to keep it in forever you may need it to stay in an easy access place. i love working out and being active, my main reason for getting the band was to get a quick handle on my comorbides that were damaging my organs and get healthy. therefore i am confident that over time i will no longer need this intrusion in my body and especially if it is going to be pretruding out of my otherwise flat tummy....at ardelia, you can probably google ports and see some pics,however are you sure you want this procedure done because you seem more concerned about the port being intrusive than the value of the whole procedure. usually most people are so happy to get rid of the weight they don't even care..


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