by vwxyz on Sat Dec 04, 2010 12:51 PM
by inittogether on Sat Dec 04, 2010 02:47 PM
I don't know about chemo as we've had no IV infusions so far. But, Keith's veins were really really fried from some sodium IVs post-surgery and they have repaired themselves. His left arm was in terrible shape....even affected the use of that arm, but it is better now.
Ask your doc.....they should be able to tell you!
Battle on! Kathy
by Roselvr on Sat Dec 04, 2010 03:40 PM
My hubs veins used to roll. It was always done in his right arm; never his left. For some reason they could not get an IV started in the left. He would get admitted over night- thankfully only 3 times- every 22 days. I asked they do his left arm since he is right handed. I've been in the hospital before with a line in my right- it's not pleasant needing to use the bathroom.
My hub is fine almost 12 months out.
My dads veins were trashed & he had a PICC line. For some reason they still had to stick him; wish I could remember why- he fought 8 months, I don't recall his veins recovering. His chemo was radical due to it being a clinical trial- what ever they gave him killed his heart & lungs.
I would imagine it would depend on the person & what chemo is used.
by PhilV on Sun Dec 05, 2010 04:00 AM
Mine did the same thing where I use to have pretty large veins to one's that looked like a valley down is side my skin. This was primarily during my chemo and steroid days and finely came back to normal. When I did queston some of my doctors, they didn't seem to think much about it so I figured that it was just part of the process.
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