Have you thought about having a port inserted? My Mom got a power port (done under conscious sedation) and it's been a godsend. All of her bloodwork and chemo is done through it and if you get the power port you can send contrast medium through it as well. I think this minor procedure saved her endless sticks and pain.
If you decide to pursue it, make sure you insist on the POWER PORT.
Something to think about. I'm thrilled for your good news!!!!!
My Mom lost her one year battle with CC on April 3, 2009.
"A prognosis is simply an audit of how truly precious each day is. Live each day to the maximum, celebrate what was, and what is - Don't spend your life looking forward to what will or might be." .... words of wisdom from my beloved son on hearing of his grandmother's CC prognosis.