Catheter Removal

March 23, 2008 at 8:16 pm

Hi Veronica,

I see that you mention that you are soon getting your catheter removed. Is that because you expect to be done with plasmapheresis? How long has it been since your last round of treatments? If it has only been a month or two, you might want to wait another few months. If you don’t need any by then, it makes sense to remove the catheter and then install another if you need plasmapheresis again. If you need it every three months or so, you then have to decide which to deal with, a new catheter each time, or the hassle of maintaining the one you have.

Godspeed with your decision and Happy Easter