Aug 30, 2009 - 8:37 pm
Mine became infected while in the hospital a few weeks ago. the area around the portacath was red and rashy-looking- it matched the Tagaderm/clear bandage over the area.
The rash area was shrinking but the site was sore. I was on one antibiotic but it doid't do a thing. Once the culture came back, my Onc put me on another antibiotic last Thursday.
I have to get another port in on left side, hopefully this week. When all is said and done, I will have to eybrow-like scars on each side of my chest over my boobs, add the ostomy scare I will have when that's removed (a quarter-sized scar) and my midline (belly button to pelvis) and I will have some impressive art all over my body.
Quesiton, if you've had 2 ports put in, is it harder on the left side than the optimal right side?