I was scared to have a PICC line, too, the first time they offered it to me, but once they explained it, I agreed and loved it. It was not painful at all, because they numb the area before sticking you with the needle, and it only takes about
15 minutes. Once it's in, it's great, because they can draw blood without sticking you and administer IV fluids and meds without any pain. It's definitely the way to go!