I pushed and whined and cajoled them into letting me keep the IV line in for the maximum amount of time (which meant 1 week). Since I was on a 9 week regimen, they only had to deal with finding a vein 9 times.I'm a big baby. The worst thing about chemo was the constant IV. Eventually your veins become sclerotic and it's a painful pincushion game which can take a while.
You do get used to the pain from the poison.