Living Mighty Well

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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Dating With An Ostomy

My name is Liesl (LEE-sel), and I am a 23 year old in central Illinois living with a chronic illness. When I was 17, I got sick with what we all thought was the flu, but after multiple tests and failing medications during a 37-night hospital stay, my illness turned out to be ulcerative colitis. Six weeks after my diagnosis, I decided to have my large intestine completely removed. After nearly 7 ...
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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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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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Top 5 Reasons Why People Love Their PICCPerfect PICC Line Sleeve

Since tomorrow is Valentine's Day, we wanted to create a blog that compiled, from our customers’ experience and words, why they loved their PICCPerfect PICC line Sleeve. We have gotten so many special messages and they have served as our inspiration to keep on working relentlessly on Mighty Well. As we continued to receive those messages, we noticed that there were recurring themes that kept on ...
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Six Tips for Traveling With A PICC Line

Traveling is exhausting for everyone, let alone managing a PICC line and IV medication. Thanks to the Air Carrier Access Act, all flights to and from the U.S.A. are required to provide certain free accommodations to people with disabilities and medical conditions.  Here are six tips to help you make it through TSA and beyond!...
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A Different Form of Normal

Hey Everyone, I was born with Short Bowel Syndrome. I am one of those awkwardly blessed human beings that has had the opportunity to grow up with my illness. Oddly enough, I don't consider myself to have a disability. In fact, I don't consider myself to be disabled. In my eyes, I'm normal. I'm ready to face anything that comes my way just like any other "normal human being"....
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