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Although living with a PICC Line can be pretty tough, they are a fantastic way to administer medications, blood transfusions, extra fluids and nutrition over an extended period of time. As the PICC stays in place for around a month or so, keeping it clean and infection free is crucial. Your health care provider will give you all the details, but here are our five ways to care for it at home.
On June 4th it’s National Cancer Survivors Day #NCSD2017. This is now in its 30th year and there are many events taking place across the United States to celebrate progress, success and life itself. See www.ncsd.org to find out more. The day encourages awareness about living well, but also draws attention to the challenges of cancer survival and aims to get people talking. We all know it’s good to talk and being able to share experiences is invaluable for many people.
With the warmer weather and Memorial Day coming up on May 29th there’s plenty of opportunities for socializing. But with your PICC line in place and your cancer treatment schedule well under way, socializing isn’t always top of your agenda. That’s why on the occasions you do feel well enough to party, you need to go for it! Have a bath. Put on your favorite outfit. Get out there and enjoy yourself.
There’s never a good time to pick up an injury, however minor it may be. The first thoughts that go from most of our heads when we feel a twinge, break, tear or sprain of how our bodies are going to fix themselves and get back to their best – and that’s before we even know what’s happened or how long it’s going to take.
Here at LimbO we know just how good a long run can be. Whether you’re a professional couch potato or a distance running regular, going for a run can give you a big emotional boost, even on the rainiest of days – not to mention the massive health benefits that come with a lot of exercise. Running, though, can be a minefield of injuries – everything from strained muscles and twisted ligaments, sprained ankles, shin splints and ‘runner’s knee’ (you know it’s a big sport when it has its own condition named for it…).