Reply To: To Port…Or Not to Port?
Liam, Ports pose the biggest risk of infections and have to be monitored and flushed regularly. Mine was on my neck and another I had was tunneled through my chest. I could only take a sponge baths when I had them, else I would have been at risk for infection complications.
My PICC was in my Cephalic vein near my biceps and came out just before my elbow bend. This placement didn’t hinder my movements. Nor did I have any problem bathing because I used a waterproof PICC line cover. They have fashionable ones too. Here are some examples:
I hope you find treatment options that work for you.