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(reply to Tina Tran)

Thank you very much for your support!!!

In answer to your question, the portacath can be left in for up to five years although a nurse mentioned that patients she has seen have had older portacaths in for 10 years.

I am unsure how long my portacath will be in for. I guess I may opt to leave it in in case I have any metastasies before the 5 year mark and require more chemo.

Anyway, I did get discharged from hospital today and I am very, very happy.

Thanks for liking the photo and I promise to keep you posted.


May 18, 2008 - 12:41am


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