My dad is getting his port a cath inserted tomorrow, but the chemo is planned to start the day after. Has anyone experienced this tight timeline?
I'm worried that there won't be enough time for the chemo port to heal and the weakened immune system by the chemotherapy will make it worse and make it inflamed.
Also, has anyone gotten this procedure done from St. Michael's Hospital? Do you have to go in earlier than the appointment time? I've tried to reach the day surgery unit but no one is picking up
I had my port inserted on a Wednesday and I used my port on the Friday (same week) for chemo. No issues, other than feeling crappy from chemo and uncomfortable from adjusting to the port and healing of stitches.
I was asked to go in an hour earlier to register and check in.
Good luck to your dad!