hey there. one thing comes to mind. i had a lot of trouble with the iv nurses putting in pics, the ones who do it at your bedside. they had me looking like a drug addict with all the bruises. but the hospital i go to has another solution. they have a vascular radiology area where they can look to find a good vein using an ultrasound (painless). they give you a shot to numb the area (can sting but will diminish pain for the procedure) then they thread your vein entirely by looking at this monitor like they do super-precise surguries with. after the numbing, all you feel is some pressure. it's a much better success rate, i understand, and much more painless. if you're really anxious, ask your doctor to give you a light sedative beforehand. that's their job, to make you comfortable.
the good thing about pics is that most home iv companies require them since they're more reliable. so you may be able to do most of your meds at home.
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