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What is a Port-a-Cath? by Andrea H. Facebook Posted Tue 29 May 2012 2:27pm THE PORT (or PORT-A-CATH) If you’re going to have chemotherapy, someone should ask you to consider having a port. The port is a round, dome-like device implanted somewhere near your collarbone.  It gives nurses a reliable place to stick all their needles.  It’s attached to a catheter that runs under your skin and into one of your veins, pro ... Read on »
Port-A-Cath Time! by Robert S. Patient Expert Posted Tue 03 Feb 2009 1:22am How's that for a photo??? It was a cell phone photo taken by one the gals prepping memoments before I was put under to have thethe Port-A-Cathinstalled . So yeah, I had the Port-A-Cath installed yesterday afternoon. The surgeon told me I would not remember the process because they give me drugs that have an amnesia effect. And then he ... Read on »
antibiotic treatment complete for port-a-cath infection by Donna Peach Patient Expert Posted Wed 24 Oct 2012 8:18pm Now that the infection in my port is gone, I will try to regain some endurance with some physical therapy that I need to do. All of the hospitalization has left me weaker again after having gained back a little of my strength while in rehab. The infection robbed a lot of that. My niece left today to return home to Michigan, and I rel ... Read on »
The Pros and Cons of a Port-a-Cath by Tosin Ola Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Sat 24 Nov 2012 6:46am Written by Sickle Cell Warrior on 24 November 2012 After years of dealing with varied hospitalizations, sickle cell, blood draws and IV sticks, eventually all our superficial veins (the veins that nurses are able to feel and poke) in our arms start to have scar tissue and deteriorate. Becaus ... Read on »
Why I need a port-a-cath by fire_sign67 Posted Sun 04 Oct 2009 11:12pm So today I woke up with arm pain. More like an ache. I felt around and the vein that they had used for my chemo was now hard like a tendon and painful to the touch. Dammit. I was supposed to get a port-a-cath inserted to make chemo treatments easier (a port is something placed under the skin to allow for easy venous access) but they couldn't get ... Read on »
Port-A-Cath by Amy Silcox Patient Expert Posted Thu 03 Jan 2013 7:34pm Well its done!  I finally got my port!  I think I shall name her Betty, after Betty White.  After all, that broad is still kicking hard core at 90 something....or is it 80 something?  Either way, meet Betty Betty and I are learning to get along.  She is a bit sore right now, but so far she is loving her new home.  I found out today Betty i ... Read on »
avoiding dehydration and a clogged port-a-cath by Donna Peach Patient Expert Posted Mon 22 Oct 2012 10:41pm Overall, today was the best of several recent days. I woke up with the typical nausea, but it subsided rather quickly. My home care nurse came to check on me, and part of that included checking my port when I told her I had problems yesterday trying to aspirate the port before infusing the Vancomycin®. She experienced the same problem an ... Read on »
No, being put on dialysis does not mean that the end is near! by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 25 Oct 2013 8:30pm First, one piece of factual information. I was put on dialysis in July 1997. Its about sixteen and a half years. I work full time. I swim every morning. I travel. I lead an almost normal life! And I do not intend to change this for some more time. I was shocked a few days back when I talked to the adult children of a 60-something year old la ... Read on »
Being put on dialysis has a mental impact as well by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sun 17 Nov 2013 8:35pm No, I am not saying we turn crazy! Its a more subtle impact. I have noticed this in myself and others a as well. I have changed a lot mentally. I used to be a very confident guy when I was in Engineering College. I am no longer that sure of myself. I am constantly looking for approval, for appreciation. I am filled with self-doubt. A ... Read on »
Prayers for Morgan by pamruns Posted Thu 29 Nov 2012 9:18am Happy to add an early update from Morgan's Dad---See Below in Pink----- Last week was Thanksgiving, a time for us all to dwell a little more on all of the blessings that have been bestowed upon us. I try to give thanks to God for my abundance of blessings, not just at Thanksgiving, but everyday. Today as I was running, I had time to reflect ... Read on »