Thank you songlady-- Lidocaine is a good tip. I haven't looked up how it is they access the port. Perhaps I'm afraid I'll change my mind! Honestly though, this has to be done. I'm also a little concerned about
having yet another visible scar/ device as another reminder that I've been ill for 30 years now with this disease. It's as tough on my mind as it is body.
The trade off of having a port should be worth it though from a poke/anxiety perspective. I've had PICCS for every extended hospital stay but they can't be left in over the long term like a port,
questions: Will I need to cover the port every time I shower or is it just for the first few days? How long will it take for me to resume normal activities?
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