The PICC Line (A Love/Hate Relationship)

A PICC line is used to give chemotherapy treatments or other medications. It is a long, thin, hollow, flexible tube inserted into one of the large veins of the arm, above the elbow. 


 

Every week I had to have my PICC line cleaned and redressed by a district nurse, who came out to my house. On the week after each treatment tends to be the most sorest for getting the line cleaned as I am going through the phase of having sore skin on those days due to the side effects of...

I was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma on Friday 20th December 2019 and I got the PICC line inserted on the 23rd December 2019, in case I decided to start treatment that Friday. I was so nervous to get this done as I hate needles, and the thought of having a long tube inserted near my heart made me feel...

Thankfully I was able to have my PICC line removed after my last treatment. I was really nervous for this as I didn't know what to expect. I can tell you all now it did not hurt one bit and was out in a few seconds. It was just carefully pulled out of my arm, there is a strange...

When you get a PICC Line you are usually given a white bandage covering to keep it clean and protected. I didn't like the look of it, as it was too thick, and kept falling down. So I found this website piccme.co.uk where they provide different patterned PICC line Sleeves that I really liked. I even got a skin...