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 administer IV medications on my own.
Having a chronic illness comes with a lot of information one often wishes to have known since the beginning of a medical diagnosis. “Toni…