At my final chemo session, my PICC line was removed. It was very painless and exciting. If any of you have had a PICC line, you can imagine how happy I was to have it out.
Your nurse will wear a gown, mask, and gloves during the procedure. Your dressing will be removed and your skin cleaned. S/he will then pull on the line in a smooth motion and the entire line will come out. I did not feel a thing when it was coming out.
After it is out, the nurse will wrap your arm and you will have to wait a bit to make sure it doesn't bleed. After about 20 minutes I was free to leave. I was not allowed to removed the bandage for 24 hrs and was told to not let it get wet.
It's so nice to be PICC free!!