Having my picc line put in on Monday and feeling nervous x
As I noticed you still haven't received a reply I thought I'd stop by and welcome you to our forum.
Also, you mentioned you were to have your PICC line put in today, how did it go? I hope it was not too bad.
If you find a moment come back and let us know how you are getting on.
Renata, Cancer Chat Moderator
I noticed you’d had no replies so just to wish you luck with your chemo and radiotherapy. My hubby had chemoradiation last year and although it was tough and a long road he is now in remission and doung well.
Hi there - of course .....
He had squamous cell ca in his tonsils and metastasise in his neck lymph nodes. Following treatment( chemoradiation) and surgery ( neck dissection)he's been in remission since July 2016 and is doing well.
I hope everything goes well Emma.
I am due to start chemo in 2-3 weeks and dreading the PICC line thing myself. They say I have to have one because of my tiny veins (I was hoping for a port, but not sure if that's a viable alternative).
How do you find living with it - is it OK for things like showering?
Emily, I had my picc line put in yesterday and got myself in a state about it but believe me it is fine and nothing to worry about. For showering they have told me to buy a limbo sleeve.
Hi....don’t worry about having a picc line....I had mine for 5 months.....it was taken out 2 weeks ago....
i had no trouble with it at all.....it was painless being put in....and painless coming out...makes it so much easier for blood tests and chemo.....good luck in your journey....x
it was a limbo MP75, I got it prescribed to me when they put the PICC line in, but no where will have it in stock. They chemists need to order them in.
You should get it free with your medical exemption card.