Stephen had a cracked portacath a while back and had some seepage...at first they said (chemo nurses and even the surgeons who put it in) everything was working properly because they did an xray and saw nothing suspicious. Stephen's shoulder started hurting really really badly, and so they agreed to do a flow test (based on suggestions from this board) and saw that there was a crack in his catheter...so they had to replace it and put it in the opposite shoulder. I think I remember you and I talking about this however.
Wife to Stephen, dx 5/13/09; 45 yo
Stage IV w/numerous mets to liver, 2 to LNs
Colon resection 5/25/09
Folfox/Avastin, Folfiri/Avastin, Folfiri/Erbitux-progressed
Sir Spheres 2/2/2010
Admitted to hospital 4/23/2010
Passed away 5/09/2010