No worries Fighter, glad to be of help.
I absolutely love my port, especially when they now try to get blood out of my arms or something, I still have shocking veins, they are almost none existant and it still takes several attempts to even get a trickle of blood. I had a cannula the other month for an op as they wouldn't use my port in theatre, and it had still failed by the 3 hour mark. I think they wrecked my veins as a kid!
You do have to weigh up the pros and cons, I know others have problems. But, I think when they work for someone they generally work really well!
Diagnosed with: Cystic Fibrosis, Asthma, ABPA, Clinical Depression, Mild Liver Cirrohsis, Mild Osteopenia, Erythema Nodosum. Waiting for final diagnosis on Muscular Dystrophy type symptoms.
Medication: Creon 10,000, Vitamins A,D+E, Salbutamol, Paracetamol, Tramadol, Nefopam, Ursodeoxycholic Acid, Trazodone, Slow-Sodium, Azithromycin, Metachlopromide, Omeprazole, DNase Ineb, Folic Acid, Adcal-D3. I use PEP and Flutter device as my physio as well as the occasional ABC when bored. Had a Port-a-cath fitted on chest wall since Nov 04
Sometimes, I feel that I should go and play with the thunder - then I get scared and run away.I'm from the UK!!!!! If anything I say makes no sense to you, let me know so I know how not to be so English.