The bruising from the bad canula experience has come out today. The camara doesn't pick it up very well, but this is the underside of my wrist. It is quite swollen as well.
You can't quite see the bruising on the surface either but its there along with the puncture wounds. They can't use the vein next to my little finger because it is too badly scarred after the second lot of Epi-Ruebison (I can never spell that!). They used a surface vein in the end which wasn't too nice because I could really feel the chemo going in. Apparently I have small veins because I am a small person! Not good news when you face four more rounds of canulised chemo and a year of herceptin via a canula.
Here is what I am going to do to overcome this problem;
* increase massage to the arm both in the shower and applying cream
* massage to the arm during the day while I remember!
* make fists regularly throughout the day
* get some arnica tablets to help with bruising
AND: as you can see by my hair picture - my hair is growing!