This is my new hardware is called an Arterial Line..it really is pretty impressive. The IV is inserted at the wrist, the little unit by my elbow is for flushing and cleaning. As I understand it it runs through the artery. It has what looks like the end of a phone cord and can be plugged into the monitoring machine to watch my blood pressure. Did it hurt to have put in place?
Well, it didn't hurt me. They numbed the area and I had some sleep-aids during the night.
So, really when I woke up it was already in place...
I was taken to the cath. lab
I am not sure what time I woke up but the new placer is in place. Really you can not tell any difference in the look from prior to the surgery.
They cut the old scar out...and plugged the new one in...ran all the tests and...
it all went great!
So, other than the PICC line on my right arm, the IV tube on my left arm along with the Arterial Line. I look great...doing paces around the hospital.
and as soon as my blood is to the thickness they want... these crazy lines will be taken out and
I will be out of here.