Well...........I haven't done my vest since I got out of the hospital, almost 2 months ago!
I know I know....the first few weeks I was sore from the port placement. Then it turned in to me being scared that the vest would hurt the port anyway. Then it just got out of hand.
BUT I am writing this post as I sit hooked up to the vest finally! It is not a pleasant feeling, and I don't know if round one after not doing it for 2 months will last the whole 20 minutes. I hear in time it will get less awkward and less irritating so that means I need to keep at it!
My port is still awkward for me. I am extremely aware of its presence at all times of the day. So the vest was just scary! I can't even wear a bra because it annoys the site. Which, thankfully, I was "blessed" with very tiny boobs and I don't need to wear one!
Lately the old lungs have been very sore and not happy so I decided I needed to suck it up and attempt the vest again. It can't hurt....well....you know what I mean!!!
Amy, don't feel bad, I have a vest somewhere in my closet. I am sure I would have to scoop the dust off to find it... I will be 60 this Oct. I told them when they wanted to sell me the vest, "what will I do with that, throw it in the closet with all the other junk you sold me... Needless to say all CF Drs. have me listed as "Non-compliant". But, "oh well I am older than they are", so suck it up Doc. I am one of the very few old people living well with CF. And I have 2X-delta-508's. As you know, that is as bad as it gets... I am very very active.