Portacath Insertion

port_1Due to small veins and scarring from previous PICCs/needles, it has become increasingly difficult to access my veins (even those in my feet!). Like many respiratory patients requiring regular IV antibiotics, I was encouraged to have a portacath put in. This is a small device that sits beneath the skin, and is accessed with a needle when needed to administer IV antibiotics.

I had the surgery for my port earlier this week and I’m excited about all the things I’ll be able to do when the site has healed – running, biking, kayaking and all the other activities I couldn’t do with a PICC line in!