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01-22-2014, 10:54 AM   #1
kristihelene
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Getting a port tomorrow!

The docs have finally figured out how to order my port and I'm getting a power port placed tomorrow! A little nervous as they said it's usually just done under local and not sedation... But anxious for easy vein access! I've been getting Remicade for 5 yrs and am in the ER/hospital so often, so my veins have quit... My infusion center staff is excited too - they always have trouble as well! Hoping for sedation though tomorrow, and that they'll be able to get an IV line in to sedate me!!


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* Methotrexate injections weekly
* Zofran before every meal and bed
* Vit B-12 injections monthly

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Dx: Inflammatory Arthritis, Migraines, Endometriosis, Excessive Daytime Sleepiness, & Fibromyalgia
01-22-2014, 03:01 PM   #2
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Hi. I've always found they access my firms easier with local anesthetic. I had a Hickman cath put in in my early teens. I don't recall any problems with it going in. Hope all goes well for you.
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