I am just wondering what other docs do for pain control after port placement.
I have worked in IR over ten years, have given conscience sedation for a lotta ports. then
I had one placed for chemo/BC. When that lidocaine wore off it was painful. had to get script for pain meds! pain lasted good 1-2 days. granted it was a left port, and he had to do a lotta tugging to get it in.
But has got me wondering if other docs are ordering pain meds for port placement. I realize the order should come from the oncologist. many women in my support group experienced same as me
btw tx all done