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Port

Hello, My doctor wants to put a port in for my Tysabri infusions. Does anyone have a port? Any downside to having a port? It is becoming more difficult to get an IV started because my veins do not hold up even though they look good.
Thanks!
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Why?
Tysabri is only once a month and unless your veins are “spidery” no need to get that invasive.  I would have wanted a clear explanation of why he wants to do this.
Extra hydration does wonders for wobbly veins.
I go once a month for blood draws for 5 years for post Lemtrada  and as a retired RN, there are some of us who could put an IV in a butterfly!
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They have to use poke me several times before they will get the ultra sound to find a good vein. I have been on tysabri for at least 5 years now. I do go once a month. He wants me to stay on Tysabri
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