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Can you feel your port?

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Started by newbandlady, Mar 11, 2011 7:12 PM
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    newbandlady

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Posted March 11, 2011 - 7:12 PM

#1
Hi! I'm new here. Just got banded on March 4th ,2011. Now that I am feeling better I have been pushing around feeling for my port. I thought I should be able to feel it but cannot. Is this normal? Can you feel your port?


    eko

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Posted March 11, 2011 - 7:42 PM

#2
I can only feel my port if I really push to find it, otherwise, no I do not feel it at all. I am surprised you can feel it since you are out only about a week because of some swelling as things heal. Your Dr. must have done a great job of hiding it, as long as he/she can find it when you need an adjustment.:rolleyes:




    muelle

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Posted March 11, 2011 - 7:52 PM

#3
I couldn't feel mine for awhile after surgery. I was too tender to even try for about 4 weeks :) I am now 14 1/2 weeks post op and can feel my port easily. Good luck on your journey!


    Keia

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Posted March 11, 2011 - 8:31 PM

#4
I've always been able to feel mine. Even though it hurt to do so after surgery, but I just needed to know that it was there. LOL.


    newbandlady

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Posted March 11, 2011 - 10:11 PM

#5
I keep telling myself I must have a great surgeon who hid it well like u say. But after reading this forum and all the flipped ports and lost port posts it has me a little concerned that it is too easy to flip it and I worry about it. I chase two small toddlers around all day by myself and the youngest is just slightly over my 20lbs restriction. The 3 year old is over 30lbs and I wish I could say I haven't picked her up but I had to a couple of times. So that's why I'm so worried.


    mattie7632

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Posted March 11, 2011 - 10:31 PM

#6
Yes, I can feel mine. :)


    fitchick911

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Posted March 11, 2011 - 11:31 PM

#7
Banded: Had my two week post op visit yesterday. Doctor told me that some surgeons attach the port to a wire mesh square that he'll attach to the muscle wall. My doc attached mine directly on the muscle... with talon like things. Yick, but he said that the mesh ones are doing the flipping. His don't. My port area was sore and "pinching" mostly the first week when walking. MUCH better now. And, yes, I can feel mine, but I have to look for it.


    Jess55

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Posted March 12, 2011 - 8:45 AM

#8
I can feel mine, pretty easily, in fact that worries me. If I press, less than an inch, I can feel it. So I am worried that it is going to be extremely visable once I lose weight (Not that I planning on ever wearing a bikini..LOL) But I don't like the fact that I can easily feel it. Maybe there is a lot of fat behind it?


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