Implant chemotherapy port - noahbug

Procedure or Surgery Associated with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL). Posted on September 8, 2012 View this journey (7 Experiences)

My experience with getting a central line placed was a rare one. Within 3 weeks, I had 7 different lines placed with each one failing for unexplained reasons. I had Hickmans, Broviacs, PICs and finally a medi-port placed. The external ports would work well for 24 to 48 hours but would then begin to leak from the insertion site. My doctors were very nervous about placing a medi-port because if it followed suit, then I would have toxic drugs leaking underneath my skin which could have been devastating if it went unnoticed for a period of time; however, because we were running out of options and my therapy schedule was being significantly affected, my doctors decided to take the chance and have a medi-port implanted. The gamble paid off in spades!

Went as Expected: Strongly Disagree
Minimal Recovery: Disagree
Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree

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