Mar 21, 2010 - 8:49 pm
Thanks to everyone who responded to the Port vs PICC line posting. As I mentioned there the port was installed on Thursday, and it wasn't bad at all. However, I am nervous about the first use tomorrow, since it is still very tender. The steri strips are still in place and I'm thinking I need to get them off, otherwise the lidocane cream will not work. (It has sutures both internally and at skin level in addition to the strips.) Anyone else run into this the first time. If I don't get this deadened they'll have to tie me down to access the thing.
Comments or suggestions???