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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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Learning to Love Your Tube

My name is Gracie Gardner, and I'm 16 years old, living with Idiopathic Gastroparesis. Living with this disorder is definitely not easy to cope with. I’ve had a PICC line along with countless NJ tubes (Nasojejunal feeding tube) and several NG's (nasogastric tube). One of the most difficult aspects of having life-sustaining tubes stuck to your face is that it comes with a constant fear of ...
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PICC-ture Perfect with Covalon IV Clear™

Brittany has tried one too many dressing changes available for PICC line patients, but IV Clear™ from Covalon is the only one that has given her nothing but "clear picture perfect skin". Brittany shares her experience before and after using IV Clear™ because she knows the discomfort and pain that comes from using the wrong dressing change for your skin. If you are having issues yourself and want ...
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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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