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Picc line worries

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Re: Picc line worries

Hi there,

 

if you have any questions about surgery/radiotherapy when the time comes just ask 👍

onwards n upwards ...   mini mad xx 💖💖

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I was very nervous about getting the PICC but the staff fitting it were so expert and it is so much easier now I have it for everyone. Bloods give. In 5 mins instead of searching for veins and as the EC is now going into my upper arm if I keep looking forward I can almost ignore the fact that it’s happening. It was sore of a couple of days after but now apart from when I am having to cover it up for showering I don’t notice it that much. 

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Thanks mini mad,

It's just so worrying when you read leaflets about side effects etc!!.

Onwards and upwards!, 3 rounds to go, then surgery, then radiotherapy!.

Sense of humour and sheer stubborn determination is a must !! 😉 ❤❤❤🌻🌻🌻

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Hi Mermaid 1971

 

i had to have a picc line in as my veins where pretty bad and they could only use one hand.   Everything is so much simpler, no cannulas n no pain and you cant feel anything.

dont worry,  it'll be fine.... ask if you think of anything else.

mini mad xx 💖💖

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Picc line worries

Hey lovely people!!

I am currently half way through my FEC -T treatment and about to start the T part. Unfortunately I developed phlebitis in my arm after round 3 . The chemo nurse said they could try to calculate on round 4 but to consider having a picc line fitted instead to save my veins.

I've read the info leaflet and looked it up online but am slightly concerned regarding the fact it goes above your heart as have had heart palpitations and heart burn as the beautiful side effects of FEC and wonder if it would cause any other issues?. 

I'm probably being a banana but you do worry about EVERYTHING dont you!!.

Any info , greatly accepted. You guys are so positive on here. Much love ❤❤❤🌻🌻🌻