Hello folks, I haven't been around much for quite a while now, but I've come back to you to ask for a little advice. My veins are rubbish these days and it's regularly taking at least 20 attempts to get venous access when I have an exacerbation, and even then the canulae don't last long at all. Consequently I've been referred for a portacath, which I'm sure is going to make life so much easier. Yesterday I went to see the consultant (plumber ;oP ) who's going to be doing the op and I now have a date for it - 14th September. Hurray! However, I forgot to ask him how long it takes to recover after the op, in terms of the wound healing and getting back to my normal activities. Anyone know? Also, I'm presuming there'll be some discomfort in moving my arm afterwards because of where the port will be situated, so has this restricted driving for anyone? If so, for how long?
Thanks in advance,