Having picc line fitted next Tuesday managed to buy shower sleeve from Amazon,ordered one day came next day.Had another reflexology session yesterday,thoroughly relaxed bliss!2nd Dec treatment next Wednesday hope I continue to feel well apart from feeling tired.wishing everyone well xx
Thank you so much every one for all your answers, has put me at ease although this time they got a vein sraight away so I avoided the subject 🙂
Do it! I had a PICC line for my chemo and it was great. All medication and blood tests were done through it. No more needles, lovely veins, no hassle. Ok it's a bind getting it cleaned and the dressing changed each week, but it doesn't take long and it's another opportunity to speak to someone about any issues. It's all covered up, so as long as you keep it dry it's fine. I used a bread bag and a couple of elastic bands when bathing. Swabs are taken regularly to check for infections and the line is stuck down in different places to give your skin chance to breathe. It's recommended not to do weightlifting, this is more to prevent the line working it's way out and staying hydrated keeps those veins nice and plump to reduce clots. Ask for a second tubi grip so you have one to wash. After the initial bruising has gone you'll wonder why you didn't do it sooner!
Hope that helps 🙂
Thank you for your reply..maybe i could have a portacath.They just always seem to mention picc line.!! It has not been dicussed properly with my oncologist,mostly the nurses keep bringing it up .
Anybody had problem's with their picc lines? Infection's,blood clots?
I have finished my chemo but still need herceptin via infusion every 3weeks untill may 2015. My veins are protesting and the hospital are going down the the route of wanting picc line put in.(have managed to avoid it untill now)
I am put off by infection and clot risks but may have no choice soon. Could you let me know any good or bad stories of your personal experiences with it please?