Tuesday, October 26, 2010

A couple of band questions...

For the last day and a half my port hurts; especially if I twist or reach for something, or bend over.  Normally I guess I can feel it here and there throughout the day and maybe it’s when I move in these same ways, but starting yesterday it hurts.  Enough that I find myself putting pressure on it to “keep it in place” as I move, which totally helps.  If it doesn’t move then there’s no pain. 

I haven’t done anything at all that could have injured it.  It’s been a pretty low key several days so I have no idea what this is or if I should care (other than in a mildly annoyed kind of way).  So… do any of you guys have periodic pain in your port area?  Any thoughts?

And while I’m on the subject of pain – Does anyone else feel their band?  I feel it almost every day and while it doesn’t hurt exactly it’s not a warm and fuzzy feeling either.  I almost always feel it in the mornings and sometimes an hour or so after a meal – when any and all food should have long since passed through it.  Anyone else???  

Thanks in advance for any thoughts on these things... I guess I'm just curious.


Nikki said...

I'm 32 days out and I don't feel either the port or the band. Perhaps I felt the port a day or so after my first fill, because that area was sensitive. Hmmm, maybe call your surgeon and ask? If your having to "hold" something to reduce pain, I don't think that sounds normal?

Jen said...

I have had sporadic port pain, it hurt the other day for some reason. Only lasted about 10 mintues.
I know when I was a newer bandster, after I would eat popcorn it my band would HURT horribly...sometimes had to breathe. It doesn't happen anymore, but it was strange.
I have a friend who can feel her 'band' all the time, I always thought she was crazy...now I know you are both crazy. I'm KIDDING!
I'm glad I don't feel it, that would freak me out.

Heather said...

I have had port pain a couple of times. One time my pants although not tight, hit just in the area of my band and iritated it. Once was because I upped exercise a bit. If it lasts for more than a week, I would get concerned.

Bonnie said...

I used to feel pain/pressure where my band was, but there was no rhyme or reason as to when I'd feel it. Sometimes I'd feel it after I ate, but other times I'd feel it before I ate. Sometimes in the am, sometimes in the pm. Anyway, it went away about a month ago. Once in a while I'll feel port pain, but, again, no rhyme or reason. Sorry not much help.

amandakiska said...

I have port pain at times. Sometimes it is realated to activity, often not so much. I assume it is normal. It is a foreign body sutured to the muscle, after all.