What Is a Port?

I realized I posted about something medical without explaining it, and assumed everyone knew what I was talking about (like a typical doctor 😜)

I had an IV port put in last Friday. It is a device that sits just under the skin, and has two access ports. By sticking a special needle through the skin and into an access port, i can get IV access to one of the major veins near my heart, so I can get the IV nutrition I need daily. There are two access sites so that I can ru two different IVs at the same time, or give myself medications while running nutrition. Here’s a picture of what it looks like access with two needles in.

the port will allow me to remove the needles and go swimming if I want, or do other activities without having a line hanging out. Hopefully this will last me a long time

Here’s a picture of me with the port accessed.

This is what the port itself looks like.

http://www.bardaccess.com/products/ports/powerport-duo-mri

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