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Having a line put in for, CT scans
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5 times πŸ’₯πŸ’‰πŸ’‰πŸ’‰πŸ’‰πŸ’‰πŸ’₯πŸ™†πŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ€·β€β™€οΈπŸ˜ΏI am not whining nor complaining but there is a problem .
Today I was a human PINCUSHION the tech and 2 nurses had multiple tries for a needle to be pushed further in my veins . They said but it did not want to go further though trying carefully . Each time it recjected the IV needle .

This is a continual problem for moi , for them to add ported for CT fluid , to be put in . My veins kept rejecting this and it hurt and burned as they tried to push it further in .The tech said it happens matter of factly when I left .
I yelped like a wounded pup !
Actually 4 on my arm and a 5th needle with port line attached on my wrist . It hurt so much bc the veins were not straight they said . I need a HUG . Glad my daughter drove me especially afterwards .

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i feel for you. I’ve had the multiple IV attempts. Hurts.

Hope your recovering. Hugs.

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And I do not want to say anything to the GPO or they may stop all together .

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ouch! I feel your pain….every time I need an IV I have multiple pokes also.
it is no fun at all.

you must have β€˜valve'y veins'. it sounds like they get it in, but cannot advance the catheter. I think sometimes our veins just say: β€˜NO MORE’. ha ha ha

good for you for being a trooper…it doesn't happen too often, but if venous access cannot be accessed tests could be cancelled, so I get that you are fearful of saying too much to the provider. I don't know that you can have a permanent line put in for CT scans - the contrast solution may not be a good match. hopefully you don't need further IVs for a while!

hang in there girl!
the info they get from the procedures is the important stuff for you. crossing my fingers that everything comes up roses! 🌹

hugs friend πŸ€—

#toughIVstart #CTscanwithcontrast

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You certainly do need a hug, I had that same problem during my last CT scan, I think it is more from the lack of experience. My whole scan was difficult. I've had many CT scans and never a problem. They were rushing to catch up because of covid.

I'm sure you will have fewer problems next time. Good luck with your medical issues in the future. All the best!

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@elle29, that sounds miserable and uncomfortable! Here’s a virtual hug.πŸ€— I hope next time it goes smoothly. Wishing you a good CT result.

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@elle29 that sounds like a rough day. Hope the scan went well in the end. Sending hugs Essjayxx

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