Reply To: To Port…Or Not to Port?

November 11, 2018 at 1:33 pm

I’m a 41 year old female. I’ve had a port for three years now. After the initial seven months of IVIG and Rituxin, my veins gave up. The port has been the absolute best! Mine is on the left side of my chest and I believe it’s called a port-a-cath. I was on very high dose immunosuppressants (CellCept) when it was placed, so it was a slow healing process. But, now it’s just a little button on my chest.

Infusions used to be miserable. I had “great veins” but with repeated infusions, they started to blow. I would look down and my arm would be the size of Popeye’s. If you have to get infusions forever, like most of us, you’ll be happy with a port.