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!).