Can anyone give me some info on the fitting of a port. I have endured about 5 years of chemotherapy, with no light at the end of the tunnel and my veins are now collapsing and I am finding it very difficult and painful when I have my chemo.
I am a real coward for pain and my GP informs me that a port can be fitted under local or general anaesthetic and also whist the fitting is in process, they have to do special scanning to make sure the port is in the correct position.
Does it still hurt when they insert the catheter into the port when you have bloods or chemo and will I be doing the right thing asking my Onc. about having one fitted ? My GP did say to have one fitted under the Spanish healthcare system is a bit barbaric, so that put me off, but I think the Insurance Company will be wiling to pay privately for me to have this procedure done.
Any help please would be greatly appreciated.
Love Anna x