Having a port-a-cath placed for Tysabri
Having a port placed for my Tysabri treatments this week. I am a nurse, so I have known many people with port and have accessed many, but I have never had one myself. I have had severe trouble with IV access in the past needing PICC lines for my 5 day courses of IV steroids and I did not like the way they felt...hoping the port does not feel like that. Anyone ever have one for any reason?
Our hospital is a TOUCH center, it is an MS center so I expected it would be. My MS specialist is a research doc. I had a choice between Ty and Gilenya, but ultimately decided on Tysabri due to the eye side effects. I already have severe optic nerve atrophy in both eyes from multiple episodes of optic neuritis. My neuro thought it was best for now but we would have it as an option later as well as the newer drugs coming up.