I AM SO EXCITED!! Today I got my port removed because my doctors and I decided that at this point I do not need a central line. I’ve been off TPN and daily fluids for over six months, and am able to get all of the hydration and nutrition I need through my feeding tube.
My port provided me with nutrients and hydration when I could not tolerate feeds, but it also gave me sepsis twice (which can be life-threatening) and was terrifying. Having this device out of my body honestly gives me peace of mind.
There is always a risk of needing another central line, but I really hope this is not the case. I would love nothing more than to say goodbye to the port forever.