Port a Cath
July 6, 2008 at 7:37 am
I had one put in on Jan 29, 2008 for the prime reason that I receive IVIG every three weeks and to make it easier for blood draws. It has worked out perfectly for me, especially two weeks ago when I dislocated my right hip that I had replacement surgery on in Nov 2007. I again had to have surgery to replace a piece that had broken. It was a godsend not to get stuck again and deal with blown veins etc.
Port A Cath
March 5, 2008 at 11:35 am
I receive IVIG every three weeks for my CIDP and just recently had a port placed under the skin. It was a very simple procedure. VA Hospital where I had it done treated it just the same as if I were having major surgery. The only thing I am sorry about is that I didn’t have it done sooner.