Get The Piccture

Living with a central line presents complex physical, emotional and mental experiences. No matter the reason necessitating the use of a PICC line or port, the daily ins and outs of this subculture are often left behind closed doors. Get The Piccture is an opportunity for you to share your unique story in companionship with your central line. You are welcome to craft a short story, including a photo to be featured on my blog Tick Talk. Love it? Hate it? A little bit in between? In what ways does living with a central line impact your life? What do you wish others understood about your central line? This is an opportunity to share your raw sentiment, vent and help others #GetThePiccture!

Submissions should be copy and pasted into an email, please do not send a word document! Along with a short narrative, please include a photo and send to brianalbeaver@gmail.com. Thank you!

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5 thoughts on “Get The Piccture

  1. This is a great idea to hear the stories and struggles from people who have to live with certain circumstances. Although I’ve personally never had a PICC line my husband has had many! He gets very uncomfortable around people when he has one in. His go into his bicep and they are visible all the time. He doesn’t like the extra attention (people asking questions and saying it grosses them out) and tries to hide when he administers his antibiotics through the line. I know for someone to have a PICC line all the time comes with many struggles. Maybe more people will become aware of what they are for and stop making the people who need them feel like outcasts. I can’t wait to see what stories you post from this!

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    1. Thank you so much for sharing this! As much as I want to empower those with central lines to express their own stories in their own words, it is also a fascinating perspective to hear from a loved one who witnesses everything people with chronic illnesses endure. If you feel like submitting something for this series, I would love to include your perspective.

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