A necessary evil.
Until we invent a way to get the medication into the bloodstream in a more efficient manner, needles are necessary.
Even though she’s afraid of them, Karla made a choice to have a subq port. This is a subcutaneous port (tube) that is surgically implanted under the skin and used for the administration of IV meds and fluids.
If Karla really had the choice, I bet she would have chosen not to have cancer. 🙂