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Old Tue Jan 1, 2013, 11:36 AM
Marlene Marlene is offline
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Location: Springfield, VA
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Clothes for port access

They have made fleece jackets with zippers for easier port access. They don't have a lot to choose from but I thought some may find it helpful.

I have no ties to this company.

Marlene, wife to John DX w/SAA April 2002, Stable partial remission; Treated with High Dose Cytoxan, Johns Hopkins, June 2002. Final phlebotomy 11/2016. As of January 2017, FE is 233, HGB 11.7, WBC 5.1/ANC 4.0, Plts 146K.
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Old Tue Jan 1, 2013, 06:34 PM
Darice Darice is offline
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Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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Great idea

Hubby always wants to bundle up 'cause he gets cold so easily, but then he has to practically undress to get labs drawn, or injections or infusions, or blood pressure, or whatever. This looks like it allows for all of that.

I had recently come across a local company offering "wellness wear" to help patients stay warm and comfortable during treatments . . . not the same access idea, but the warm cozy thought. I'm considering the leg and arm warmers for hubby, but haven't seen them yet. The gift shop at our hospital carries them, just haven't gotten by yet.


I'm just glad that someone is giving this some thought.
hubby 73, dx NHL 2001, CNS involvement. SCT (auto) 5/08 [dx UTUC renal pelvis, 2010/surgeries/MMC], MANY recurrences, chemos, surgeries, rad. dx t-MDS 3/11: IPSS 1.5 (Int-2); MDA 11, RCMD trilineage, inc. Fe, ring sideroblasts, 7q del/mono 7 (51.5%), 46,XY,t(6,17)(p22;q25)[4]/45,XY,-7[4]/46,XY[12].
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Old Wed Jan 2, 2013, 04:04 PM
riccd2001 riccd2001 is offline
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Location: Burlington,Ontario,Canada
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Nice designs and very helpful for the long and cooling infusions we experience.

Where I am treated, the out-patient unit has a very nice set-up for warming blankets. Particularly handy for quick warm-ups when IV needles are fooled by us older guys with rolling veins.
Ric: Low-risk MDS (blasts <4%); 4 cycles Revlimid no positive response; PRBC transfusion dependent; so far, 392'units' over 8 3/4 years; BMB #4 (15/04/01) shows evolution to AML (blasts 20-30%) 47,XY,del(5) (q22q35),+21[24][cp24]/46,XY(1).
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