Externally, there is limited physical evidence of anything out of the ordinary. I’ve been lucky to avoid invasive surgery, saved from the tell-tale scarring. For me, the signs are limited to a small “nick” and some bruising around the catheter site. Amazing really!
Inflicting further damage on the catheter site would not be a good move – apply pressure and call an ambulance – so we’ll try to avoid that!
My face gives me away though. “Over-doing it” turns it grey, pallid. There’s no hiding it. Unfortunately it doesn’t take much to at the moment. Still, some R&R and gentle exercise should get me back in shape in no time.
The bruising on my arm is a good reminder for me. If my wrist is still bruised, I guess my heart, artery, etc. are also still recovering. It’ll just take time. The worst thing I can do is push it too hard, too soon. The marathon training will have to wait till next week (again!).
Take it nice and easy. The hand’s looking good!
Thanks Andrew, I will!