I've had about 5 Piccs and one Central (sub clavian) line, and I currently use my first port. If you get fed up with these piccs (as i have) you might want to consult with your doc. I cant have piccs anymore cuz im really valvy , which means they cant feed the catheter through to my chest. i am also quite prone to Flabitis ?sp? so now i have a port, which iss semi permanant (like someone else said ) and its pain free and it has been sucha blessing to me. except last year i was getting on IV Antibios and this *bleep* home health nurse didnt know how to do my port. she started to disinfect it with ALCOHOL PREP PADS!! I wanted to slap her. she clearly didnt know how to do a port access and she stuck me 10 times in the chest. my mother (a nurse) ended up getting a spare huber needle and accessing me herself. she did a super job and we ended up with a huge complaint with the homne health about that nurse. Im not sure what happened :P sry, didnt mean to tell my whole life story lol
Lauren M Kelly
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