I know what IV is...and I think I know that IP is where they put a port into your body so they don't have to fuss with your veins; right??
My cardiologist has an issue with this, because I have an implantible defibrillator. He's worried that having more wires going to my heart will up my chances of a cardiac infection...but my first round of chemo tore my arm up immensely.
I'm SO confused!! When I give my blood, they all love me because it's so easy to find my veins. But if they want to put anything into them, my veins are useless!!! Alot of me wants to tell my oncologist that I will only do IP as a final last resort, meaning my arms are going to look like hell before I allow them to do yet another surgery on me. I know cancer is horrible, but my mind is still stuck on my heart condition because it's been such a huge part of my life (hereditary: mom died getting a transplant; both of my children have it as welll. LONG family history of this)
Am I right on what IP is? Does anyone know of ANY other way?