k0chr wrote:She said it wasn't abnormal for this to occur and I've read about others having challenges with their ports.
One thing you may wish to consider is just allowing the infusion nurses to access the port, and everyone else has to use arm veins ????
I had a Bard power port with a Groshong catheter ( good for infusions for scans etc. )
BUTT my cancer center ONLY allowed port access by chemo infusion nurses for FOLFOX.
They said there were less problems that way and other blood sampling and CT / MRI contrast infusions
HAD to use peripheral arm veins with temporary catheters.
I had my port about 3 years with regular flushes ( 4-6-weeks ) at the center and never had any problems with it.
Hope all goes well for you on Monday !