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Thank you both. Wish I'd been given a portacath! I'm bald too Nicky! Funnily enough that doesn't make me half as grumpy as finding out I can't fit in the lovely winter coat I treated myself to in the sales this spring - Bloody steroids! Can't wait to be rid of this PIC line as it needs flushing every week and I can't get it wet. Would really love to go swimming. Thanks for the info. I will definitely push for one another time. If there is one, staying positive!! xxx
Hi EJ81 Im sorry you are feeling a little yired this morning and you are not grumpy! That is what this forum is for to ask questions and moan when you need to! I have a portacath in my arm just inside down from my elbow. It is brilliant - I dont realise its there and can swim, shower, bath - do whatever I want. It needs to be flushed every 4 weeks. At the moment I am on herceptin every 3 weeks so they flush it for me then after treatment. Would not be without it.xx
I have a portocath too. Had it inserted under local anaesthetic and have never looked back. It's close to my collar bone, so shows in some necklines, but no-one ever seems to notice! It's hugely beneficial when having regular iv treatments.
I too explored all kinds of innovative treatments for liver mets with my onc, but actually, got a really good response to aggressive, traditional chemo and herceptin. The liver seems to be an amazing organ.
Wishing you luck... Sarah.
Good lucky hilsy and gill with both of your wedding days. I hope they are wonderful and a lovely occasion for you to be with family and friends.
Hilsy - sorry I can't help with the yellowing effect you've had, I hope that you can get it sorted.