It's been a rough few days...here is what is going on.
Last Friday I had an appointment to get my 2nd fill. I wasn't really nervous as my first fill was pretty easy with little pain. The Dr came in, congratulated me on my weight loss and got me up on the table. He tried and tried to give me the fill, but couldn't find the center of my port. He used 3 different needles trying, and ended up bending all 3. He just couldn't find it no matter what he tried or did. He tried for 30 min, by which time I was really sore & hurting. He was afraid that maybe my port had flipped, so he sent me to the hospital for xrays. They came back normal...but boy was I scared. By Saturday morning I had bruises all over my stomach from the needle and his pushing. He set up an appt for me yesterday at the hospital to do my fill under xray, so he could see what is going on. I went yesterday, and experienced the same thing as Friday. Even with the xray you could see my port and the needle but everytime he tried the port would "float" and he couldn't get it in. the xray showed my port just moving all over. Again, the pain and the bruising and the pushing. But I'm tough and never complained. I just want my fill....so I can have some restiction and start my weight loss moving again. He tried and tried, and couldn't get it. So now, on Thursday I am going to his office and he is going to cut me open where my port is, and take a look to see what is going on and see if he can stabilize my port...he doesn't really know why this is happening, but said he can fix it and will fill me up while he is in there. I am a little nervous about this....I will be numb in that area that he is doing it, but I will be awake and will be able to feel the tugging and pulling...and after the numb stuff wears off I will be pretty sore. he said I will have to be really careful because by opening it back up, I will be at risk for infection. I don't understand what has changed from my first fill 2 weeks ago till now....I just want this to be over with and get a fill. I am a little scared, and nervous.