Sep 15, 2009 - 10:13 pm
Today they did a port adjustment in radiology. It took much more time than anticipated, but he was able to get the catheter out of the smaller vein and put it where it will draw blood. I was happy that procedure worked. As long as it took him, I kept waiting for him to say it would not work, but luckily it did work. Hopefully when I have blood drawn in a couple of weeks it will still work. I am hopeful to use it for all blood draws (which will be every two months) and CAT scans (which will be every 3 months.)
They only used lidocaine to numb the area. Did not get any other medication. They went in through my neck vein, on the opposite side of the port. It really was not too bad, just took a really long time.
My labs were good when I had them drawn, too, so things are looking very good. Thank you for the continued thoughts and prayers.