I'm all made of tubes and everything bends, from the IVs in both arms to the blood pressure cuff to the catheter to the epidural...
Since I got back from surgery until this morning I've been hooked up to so many things and I don't want to forget them all so here's a brief medical report from head to toe.
Nose: Oxygen tube wrapped around my ears and stuck up both nostrils
Mouth: Constant flow of pills to swallow and jello to eat
Upper right arm: Blood pressure cuff which auto-tests every hour on the 11
Right wrist: Medical wrist band
Right hand: Emergency IV just in case (never used); replacement IV put in today
Left mid-arm: Triple IV for IV fluids, antibiotics, magnesium sulfate (anti-contraction medication)
Left middle finger: Oxygen sensor
Back: Epidural catheter with constant pain control (and a button to push if I wanted more pain meds)
Stomach: Baby heart monitor and contraction monitor strapped around waist
Lower abdomen: Hip to hip gauze and bandage
Bladder: full catheter
Both legs: Compressors constantly squeezing to regulate blood pressure