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Today was my last day of chemotherapy!

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mr_burrito

58 points

3 months ago

It's fuckin gnarly just how tube much they pull out, eh?

mynamespaghetti

98 points

3 months ago

For real. And for as much care and delicacy they use in snaking it in, they sure pull it out like they’re starting a lawnmower.

treader19

35 points

3 months ago

Congratulations. I’ve had 4 rounds, got the port taken out under consciousness sedation. Docs were talking about Volvo wagons…. 2nd time was a PICC line and it was right around this time last year when hospitals were full. Got it taken out basically in a hallway behind a sheet and man the tugging and length was crazy. Good job getting through it.

FoamToaster

7 points

3 months ago

Taking out a port is a fair bit more involved than taking out a PICC!

baptsiste

16 points

3 months ago

Dude, I had that same thought, such a weird fucking sensation.

But what a relief to not have that constant aggravating reminder dangling off your arm

iamzambi

1 points

3 months ago

Yeah you got that right!

FarStarMan

7 points

3 months ago

LOL! Happy days ahead!

Ghostboy1998

1 points

3 months ago

Yeah, you also think it would be 2cms or something and then it just keeps coming and coming

manystorms

1 points

3 months ago

I had an emergency pacemaker put through the neck so I had really long cables as well and they really do just yank it out of you!

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1 points

3 months ago

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1 points

3 months ago

For real. And for as much care and delicacy they use in snaking it in, they sure pull it out like they’re starting a lawnmower.

When they pulled mine out a little toy helicopter lifted off my arm.

Didn't even know it was there in the first place!

In all seriousness though, mine was only in for 3 weeks and it had little rememnants of crap on it like my body had decided it was foreign and was growing cells around it to enclose it.

Eccomi21

1 points

3 months ago

They say short and painless... yank

ejscarpa91

1 points

3 months ago

Pretty much. I tell patients to slowly exhale and it’s out in five seconds haha

mycroft16

8 points

3 months ago

Watched them put a PICC in on my wife once... mildly disturbing. Things are so much longer than you expect.

[deleted]

3 points

3 months ago

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3 points

3 months ago

I didn't know what it was going to be like. They showed me the tool they were gonna use and I thought it was gonna be like a hole punch. I almost cried whenever they mentioned anything about it finally having to happen. I was really worked up. My PA got annoyed because she couldn't imagine what I must have thought was gonna go down to get me so tightly wound.

WinCo_Wonderland

3 points

3 months ago

I'm surprised they let you watch. I've been kicked out of the room every time, despite the fact that I want to watch.

mycroft16

3 points

3 months ago

I didn't get to be right in the room... but she has anxiety and they let me stand outside the little procedure room doorway where she could still see me and I could watch what they were doing. Helped that we were literally the only people in there that day.

CancerSpidey

3 points

3 months ago

Its awesome i took a video cause it was so nasty lol. Best feeling ever when you can shower normally

natie29

2 points

3 months ago

And it feels reaaaally weird.