I had NO problems with my PICC lines! They insert it and then use an Xray to make sure it's in place properly. If you feel ANY discomfort, let the nurses know! The PICC lines and the periphreal IV's that I have received have been the LEAST painful part of the process!
Take a deep breath, you should be just fine.... and of course, you have all of us nice CHARACTERS on this board to see you through it!
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. - Margaret Meade
06/00- The beginning, 08/01-LD positive, 10/01- Igenex and CDC LD positive, 10/02-LD positive, 11/03-LD positive, 10/07-Bartonella positive, CD57=3, possibly just tested positive for koseri IgA, Morganella motgani,Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (RMSF - yay! another acronym), Typhus Fever, Klebsiella pneumonia, Proteus miabilis, Citrobacter i IgA, Hafnia alvai IgA, NKC4, Interleukin 4 (IL4), IL8, Immunobillin (IM01).
Current Rx's 11/12/08: Wellbutrin 300mg, Paxil 60mg, Xanax 5mg, Acidophilus, Lyrica 600mg
"Medicare/SSDI theme song" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgHioCC3yCo&feature=related
"How much more can I take?", song - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gHiR1xeOSs