A leg up
It is not without it's own unique set of problems, of course. The first leg-set on the right lost it’s top IV3000 about half way through the run. Rolled up like a venetian blind. Once those puppies get covered in blue jean lint, they are just no damn good. I slapped another one on and we had no trouble.
You do have to be careful taking your pants off, so you don’t get hung up on the transmitter and there is always the risk of catching your underwear on the cable when getting ready to hop in the shower....
This time around I’ve got the cable facing down, towards the knee, rather than up. I also used a fourth IV3000 to keep the cable flush to the skin. Did I remember to advise everyone to buy Smith & Nephew stock? I’m thinking I’m going to be personally responsible for a spike in IV3000 dressing sales. I’m told they come in larger sizes, but I’ve got two boxes of them (looong story) so I haven’t looked into it yet.
Now when I was wearing it on my stomach, it really didn't bother me that much when it was in place. What was beginning to drive me crazy was trying to figure out how to re-position everything at sensor change. It is a lot of gear with the sensor, transmitter and--in my case--the three IV3000 dressings.
But once I moved the whole lot to my leg, I began to realize that it bothered me less down there. Out of site out of mind? I'm not sure why...I just am happier with it there. Like I said, it never really bothered me on my stomach until it wasn’t there anymore. Does that make any sense?
Now the big decision will come in three more days, come sensor change day. Will I go back to my stomach, which is still recovering for it's reaction to the tape, or do I switch back to the right leg and just go back and forth between the two legs? I had originally planned to alternate between two stomach sites and the two legs. Now I’m not sure.....
Well, two more days to decide.