Blog: Living Mighty Well

7 Things Not To Do With a PICC Line

Having a PICC line on your upper arm is no fun, but you can still manage tasks you need to accomplish without complications. A PICC line should not hinder you from the normal activities you enjoy. It takes a lot of getting used to, but it is worth it. So many people wonder how to care and maintain it. It could be tough wearing this piece of catheter for most of us. To be more comfortable with ...
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4 Best Products to Make the First Few Weeks With A PICC Line Easier

Everyone has a different experience with their first PICC Line. There is, however, one thing that almost every patient has gone through and that is the uncomfortable first few weeks. While there are several tricks and ways to manage living with one, below are four of the best products to use with your PICC Line to make the first few weeks a little bit easier....
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I’m Suffering from PTSD But No One Knows Because of My "Perfect" Instagram Photos

“A picture paints a thousand words.” But pictures don’t necessarily tell the truth. Actually, it can do the exact opposite. It can tell you a complete lie. If you look through my previous Instagram pictures, it would be impossible for you to tell which days I was struggling, which days I felt alone, which days I contemplated suicide. The pictures I would post told a thousand different lies, all ...
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How to Ace College (and Have Fun) Despite Having Chronic Condition

Now that school has started, what’s your biggest fear? If you’ve been recently diagnosed with a chronic condition, your excitement might be replaced with fear. Fear that you might fail. Fear that you won’t have the strength to accomplish everything you’ve set out to do. Anxiety and fear are normal. But it doesn’t have to take over your college life. Take it from me. I’ve been there....
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My experience at medcomp

Recently, I was fortunate enough to be able to speak to the employees of MedComp and MarTech in Harleysville, PA, about understanding the patient perspective of long term vascular access and management (yes, this is a topic I geek out over!) I believe it is important for the manufacturers and distributors of medical device companies to understand the perspective of the patients they work with. ...
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Tips For Living The Port Life

 Hey, there! My name is Aubrey Winkle and I am a senior at UT in Austin. I have Lyme Disease and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) and as a result, have a Port for my treatments. I do 4 hours of IV infusions every day through my Port. I have had my port for about 8 months now and it has become such a part of my life I barely even notice it anymore. I know it may seem like a big ...
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No More Pricks, Now I've Got My PICC

PICC LINES--A BLESSING AND A CURSE. I've had a PICC line for a little over a year now, as my veins were not coping with all the frequent infusions. My first PICC line clotted after 9 months, so I'm on my second now. As annoying as it can be to have a tube hanging from your arm, you should always remember the good it's done for you and how it is helping you now!...
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Putting Your Best Foot Forward

Hey, there! My name is Sarah Tsacogianis, and I’m from a suburb just outside of Boston, MA. I am 23 years old and have been diagnosed with chronic illness for 5 years now.   It all began at age 18, when I found myself in and out of doctor’s offices, constantly being told “it’s all in your head,” or “maybe if you lose weight, you’ll feel better.”  That’s when I realized I needed to take matters ...
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