Ok, so my insurance has approved a short course of IV antibiotics... less than what I expected. It's a start, though. In order to do this, they need to install an IV line that goes close to the heart, and they are telling me of two types: Hickman line enters from the chest, straight to the superior vena cava, near the heart. The PIIC enters through the arm, also straight into the superior vena cava. Needless to say, I'm freaked out about this. Not fond of the idea of having a tube inserted into my ticker. I would appreciate it if anyone could help me figure out what method should be better: - Which one is less invasive? - Which one does restrict my lifestyle and activity? - Which one is safer and less prone to issues? I would appreciate some help with this matter, thanks.