Best Arm Position for an IV Drip

Trotted back obediently to the Specialist for her next re-education strategy for the immune system rebels.

Sucks! It still requires the dreaded IV drip. This time, the needle went the position just below the elbow pit. It felt pretty comfortable too – anything without pain at this point is categorised as ‘comfortable’!

Was pretty pleased with myself at how pain-free this round turned out and the crafter-itch in me started to manifested itself. And so I took out my knitting instructions for the Double Seed Stitch Scarf from Purl Soho – all crafters ARE ready at all times!

Setting the foundation row came accompanied with a couple of un-ladylike words but managed to get it up in the end. I gave myself a medal.

The next few rows turned me into a very crazed knitter. Soon the elbow – the one with that needle – began to bend closer to my body as I got carried anyway with Purl 1, Knit 1. I had to straighten out that sneaky fella which bended many times without my instructions!

Well, after row 4 – the transparent tube stuck to the needle started to get somewhat red. I stopped – didn’t want the nurse to confiscate my knitting 😝.

A couple of lessons from this IV drip at the elbow pit episode:

  • I can’t bun my hair
  • I can’t put on a center front hair grip to the level of perfection I wanted 
  • I can’t button my hospital pajamas – good thing hubby was around to help out as I didn’t want to risk being marched off to the mad-house.

The knitting is progressing well – will continue with it once the coast is clear 😜!

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