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Got my PICC line in and it's brilliant. No more needles and I don't really notice it's there. The only thing is it's awkward in the shower and I can't use a sleeve because it's not in my arm, it's in my chest near my shoulder. I have a waterproof dressing on at the moment but think the nurse will take it off soon once the stitches are out next week. Small price to pay though. Very glad I got it.
Good to read that Babs1313
If this is in your chest, this sounds like a Central iv Line rather than a PICC Line.....
Did they refer to it as a Hickman or Groshong line by any chance with a round cap (lumen) on the end ?
J had a Groshong Chest line in for 15 months with no problems whatsoever.
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Yes it's a Hickman line. So glad I got it and the process was virtually painless.
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