As someone who has been diagnosed with Lyme disease, postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (known as the fainting disease), hypermobility syndrome, asthma, and neuropathy all before turning 18, I am no stranger to infusions and long-term treatments. After being diagnosed with neuropathy, I was prescribed weekly immunoglobulin infusions (IVIG) to help heal my nerves. The IVIG has many side effects similar to chemotherapy, including severe temperature changes, fever, nausea, and fatigue.
While undergoing one of my infusions, I began experiencing severe chills, followed by extreme hot flashes. During these severe chills, I was unable to wear sweaters of any kind due to tangled tubes. After researching “infusion friendly sweaters,” I realized that there had yet to be a product designed to meet my needs.
Fast forward to a 3-inch paper towel prototype, then a few hand sewn sweaters, all the way to the now patent-pending Infused Comfort Sweater™ available to be ordered bespoke, branded, or by benefaction.