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!
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
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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.