Living Mighty Well

Finding Gratitude Amongst the Madness of Cystic Fibrosis

Living with Cystic Fibrosis comes with a fair share of complications—in and out of the hospital, even growing to call it "my second home" just proves how much time I’ve spent there. It's a difficult road that has never been easy. It's not a "get well soon!" or a "go take a nap and you'll get a burst of energy" type of illness. Cystic Fibrosis has no cure-- just preventive antibiotics and ...
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PICC Line vs. Port: Important Facts to Know Before Making a Decision

Is it time to decide which medical device is right for you? There are a lot of reasons why patients may need to get a peripheral catheter inserted. Sometimes patients are given the option to choose between a PICC line and a Port, but before making your big decision, it's important to know the facts about both medical devices....
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Top Favorite Finds From Oley 2017 Conference

At this year's Oley Conference, the Mighty Well team had the opportunity to connect with potential partners, who share a socially conscious mission to not only improve the patient’s lifestyle, but also to aid caregivers in giving the most supportive care possible-- similar to our mission of showing appreciation for caregivers, and “friends in the fight! ”...
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Health is Wealth

Crystal shares why she won't allow her illness and medical devices to limit her life. She finds strength in suffering and aims to inspire other chronic illness patients to keep fighting too! Read her blog below:...
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10 Tips for Living Mighty Well with a PICC Line

When you get a new piece of medical equipment, it can definitely take some getting used to. Having a line hanging from your arm isn't natural—you weren't born with it, so it's normal that you'll need to adapt to living with it. Personally, I've been living with a PICC line for a year. Now, I don't even notice it's there; it just feels like an extension of my body! At first, I was concerned, as I ...
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Adapting to the PICC Life

Last year, I had my first PICC line placed to receive long-term IV antibiotic therapy for Chronic Neurological Lyme Disease. Since the first daunting procedure, I have had three additional PICC lines placed due to complications along the way. In the beginning, I felt entirely overwhelmed, not only with having a catheter tunneling from my bicep down into my heart, but also having to learn how to ...
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5 Ways My Illnesses Have Made Me Stronger

My name is Emily Pierri. I am 17 years old, and I have been chronically ill for 8 years. My diagnoses are Type One Diabetes, Endometriosis, ARD (Adhesion Related Disorder), POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome), Gastroparesis and MCAS (Mast Cell Activation Syndrome). One of the hardest things about living with multiple chronic illnesses is the constant internal battle to stay strong ...
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Show Your PICC Some Love: Top Tips for a Cleaner PICC Line

Lyme warrior, Sara, reveals her top daily tips and tricks for keeping a clean PICC line. She encourages fellow fighters to always protect their PICC lines with a PICCPerfect cover!  Read her blog below: ...
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