Topic: Chemo port ...along with 2 biliary catathers
Hello everyone, I just wanted to post a dilemma that I'm having, I've asked my moms oncologist to book an appointment for her to get a port because she has tiny veins and the poor thing gets poked 4-5 times before they find a good vein for chemo. She's been on cisplatin and gemzar since last year, twice a month.
I know the biliary catathers give her grief, getting them exchanged every 6 weeks under anesthesia and then they leak for a few days once she gets chemo, for those of you that have a port, have u had any issues? pain wise?what's the protocol for keeping it clean? and how much does the port affect your day to day routine?
I leave today and need to talk to her about the upcoming appt, she's aware there is one coming up but doesn't know that it's booked, I know she will get stressed about having a third "incision" being made in her fragile body.
Thanks in advance!!!