I got freedom! On Wednesday, the 1st of November, my meds were discontinued. My family doctor removed the PICC line ( that was easier than putting it in!!). I was free to walk about without a 5 pound pack around my waist or jump into the shower without having my arm wrapped in plastic wrap and tape. Man, did it make my life easier.
Now, we monitor the situation, watching for fever and/or pain. After a couple of weeks with no sign of either, we are going to continue on with our usual life and plans.