I am 33 years old, & I was recently diagnosed with stage 3a melanoma. I underwent a wide local excision with sentinel lobe biopsy, followed by a whole lobe dissection. My initial PET scan following the dissection showed "hot spots" across my neck &shoulders, but they think it was tension from me guarding the JP drain (I struggled with dealing with it quite a bit). I am scheduled to have my PICC line inserted in the morning, and I start Interferon-a infusions on Monday. The side effects sound pretty rough, & I was hoping for advice on making the best of it. Also, is the PICC line uncomfortable or difficult to deal with? Thanks for any advice you can offer!