Am curious with this being new to me as many things are in the past months. Had a Power Port installed, just this past May 2013 am undergoing Chemo for a small cancer mass found in my colon. Am so active, love working on projects on my home, inside and out. Do gardening and occational fencing around and about in my yard. Did tell the surgeon before this was installed, I wear a LOT of TUB TOPS in the summer months. Just about always. I notice when I wear them, there seems to be discomfort where the Port is Accessed and then it follows up to my neck to the juggler vein where the initial line goes thru. Should I limit what heavy things I do ?, like using a small sledge hammer, and not wear these sort of tops? I know when I go in for my chemo, these nurses, tell me the area looks puffy, could what I wear be doing this? ANY feedback would be ever so appreciated.View Thread
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