Since I haven't had an infusion catheter (known as a Pic line or Hickman) for more than a year and a half now, the nurses and techs at COH must run a new line each time I have these procedures. They are really experienced and good at this, but because of my initial 16 months of chemotherapy, these veins tend to be hard to find which often requires multiple sticks. On one occasion in radiology prior to a CT scan, running a successful IV proved impossible so after six attempts, so the radiologist asked the nurse to do the procedure without the IV. Ouch!
After yesterday's procedure, even though two "sticks" is tolerable, I wondered if there was a device to help make this process easier. Sure eno