My LLMD is only about 3 hours away, but in another state. She wrote the order for my PICC line and IV antibiotics, and then I found a family physician here at home willing to work with her and they rewrote her order for the PICC line so my insurance would cover it here (if you get it done at local hospital, usually need an order signed by a local doc with privileges. I obtained an order from my LLMD to be taught independence with weekly dressing change and learn to infuse myself. I hope this informations helps sort of some details of your own. Best of luck.
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I have to fly to see my LLMD. I did learn how to do the infusions myself. A home health care nurse came in a changed my needle for my port.
It takes a lot of work getting everything lined up, and sometimes that was more frustrating than the medicines, etc.
But it was worth it and it did help. I think each person is different and responds to meds in their own way.
I hope it all gets worked out for you soon.
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