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Picc Line covers/sleeves

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Re: Picc Line covers/sleeves

Hi I wonder if you are still making these PICC line covers. x
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Re: Picc Line covers/sleeves

Hi Butterflyflyfree,

 

Thank you for sharing your insights they are very helpful!

 

Pauline xx

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Re: Picc Line covers/sleeves

Hi Pauline

I had a PICC line cover from “live better with cancer” as I found the ones from the hospital were either too large or too small.

The cover was brilliant in keeping my line dry and was very easy to put on. I used to put cling film over my tubigrip which helped the top elastic to slide easily over the line itself as I worried about it catching. I did find the bottom elastic particularly tight, especially if my veins were feeling sore. It would feel like I was wearing a tourniquet so didn’t spend long in the shower on those days!

Hope that helps a bit. Xx

 

 

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Re: Picc Line covers/sleeves

Hello All, 

 

I am doing some research for a student design project about PICC line covers /sleeves. I am looking to redesign the sleeve to improve user experience. 

I would be really interested if you had a minute to give me your opinions on what you liked/ didn’t about your sleeve / cover. Any insights are welcome, and please let me know if you have any thoughts for aspects that you felt worked particularly well or need improvement. 

 

I have personally never had a PICC line therefore any insight or opinions you give me will be extremely valuble for my research. 

 

Thank you so much for your help, 

 

Pauline. 

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Re: Picc Line covers/sleeves

Got mine at Live Better With Cancer: https://livebetterwith.com/products/care-wear-picc-cover/

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Hi Jessylou, I nterested in who told you it would last a year. My Onco had a Hickman line put in me as it lasts longer than a PICC line. My treatment is five months. Perhaps it will be replaced at regular intervals? 

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Re: Picc Line covers/sleeves

I am interested. Please PM m
thanks
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Re: Picc Line covers/sleeves

Hi I understand you make picc sleeves, I have large arms although female.

I would be grateful for some pics and prices

Regards

Mo

 

 

 

 

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Re: Picc Line covers/sleeves

I was also searching for Picc line. It's a bit of a nightmare trying to find them. I didn't particularly want to order from the US - found it on Live Better With. They ship to the UK! They arrived really quickly I think it was just a two day wait. X

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I have bought all 13 of my PICC covers from the US from sleeksleeves.com. Love the massiveamount of choices, color, size, length so great.
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Re: Picc Line covers/sleeves

Thanks for your reply!
Did you have to pay any import tax with them coming from the USA?

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Thanks xx
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Re: Picc Line covers/sleeves

Have a look for AyaCovers on Etsy. Found them perfect, best range of designs and I think about £7 each.

although from USA, I recall they came really quickly. 

Everyone used to ask where they were from, when my line was removed I passed them on to the lady in the next seat!

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Hi, I'm also looking to buy picc line covers......

The tubigrip from hospital is so clinical and well - tatty so quick!

there's a real gap in the UK market isn't there!

if anyone can message or reply with places to get them I'd be extreme greatful xx

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Re: Picc Line covers/sleeves

Hi michelle, you can also buy them off easy and they are a reasonable price. X

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Hi there.  I'm looking for a PICC line fabric cover - could you please give me the details of the lady in Wales?

 

Many thanks.

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Re: Picc Line covers/sleeves

hi are you still looking for Picc line covers? I got mine from a lady in Wales (she started making them when she was ill). They are made out of Jersey fabric so they stretch but there not waterproof just to protect your line. 

 

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I need some very loose PICC line covers, the yellow line stockinette or tubigrip gets loose threads that manage to wrap round the tube, only place I can find is is america, but $30 is a bit steep, plus don't have credit card! Tried ebay and searching Internet, found pattern but unable to knit/crochet as visually impaired....ideas?
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Re: Picc Line covers/sleeves

Hi milky kins i sent you a pm xxHelen xx
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Re: Picc Line covers/sleeves

Hi Millykins, really sorry I can't find the PM button. I'm interested in a picc line cover for my mum. She has just had it put in but it will be in for the next year so would be great to know a bit more!? Are you able to help at all? Thanks
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Re: Picc Line covers/sleeves

Hi INGA

 

A warm welcome to the forum.  If you click on the name of the person you would like to pm it should take you to their profile page and you should see a link to send that person a pm.

 

Hope this helps

 

Very best wishes

 

Janet

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Re: Picc Line covers/sleeves

I'm new to this so don't know how to send a PM.  Have you managed to create one of these PICC line covers?  I would love to hear more.

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I wish i'd known this earlier. I stopped wearing my tubigrip cover after my 3rd chemo as it was too tight and uncomfortable on my arm. I've been taping down the port on my arm and wearing cardigans or jumpers to hide it from sight. I have finished chemo now and should be getting my picc line taken out next week hopefully but i would definately have beeninterested in your products. Good luck with your business, i hope it goes well for you. 🙂
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they look great

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Picc Line covers/sleeves

Picc line sleeves to wear under clothes or on bare arms are impossible to source in the UK and all that is available are costly imported tattoo covers from the US costing around£15 each with shipping. Having required a long term picc line twice for primary and now secondary breast cancer I am only too aware of the difficulty in finding a practical yet unobtrusive cover as an alternative to the unsightly white medical "tubigrip" supplied So I've started to make them. If anyone is interested in finding out more please send me a PM.