Hi all, first 'treatment' today - why does that make it sound like you're having a swanky facial?
Anyway, picc line was a blessing, administering the drugs was v quick, painless and stress free. Had lunch and out in 3 hours.
I walked the dog, cooked the dinner, it's 23.00 and I'm not super tired yet but that might be the steroid buzz. I was told it would have worn off by now.
Tomorrow and the next week will be a steep learning curve for me but, for now, it's all good.
Thank you all so much for your replies. I've had it fitted now - I don't know what all the fuss was about, ha ha!!
It was totally painless, fairly quick and now I have no more needles to face. Its my first poison tomorrow and I'm not dreading it at all now - well, not the actual administration, the side effects are a different matter!
Thank you again, I'm off to join the July chemo thread as I guess I'm a newbie in July rather than June.
I’ve had a picc line in for the past 9 weeks and I manage to do Pilates and Fitsteps classes with no problems. I’ve been warned not to lift weights, though. The picc line is a lot better than having a cannula for chemo. Also, blood can be taken via the picc, so no digging around in a vein.
Hi there, this is my first post on this site, I'm about to start Poisonotherapy next week and I'll join the forum board for that and take what I can from there. Meanwhile, as I'm about to go out the door to a BodyCombat class in the next few minutes I have a specific question.
Can anyone who has had a picc line (super fearful about it but that's another subject) managed to keep exercising? I really hoped I could grab the odd class on my 'good days/weeks). I know I could probably go down the more gentle 'bendy' class route but I really love my Combat and spin classes. Help!
Willie xxx (I'm a girl, well a 56 year old 'girl', ha ha)