When I was in hospital recently I had to have a cannula in my hand for my op. On day 3 it was so painful. Every time the nurse came round to change the antibiotic or fluid or even just to flush it through It was so painful I would just cry.
Its been two weeks since I have had it removed and the tiny scab has even gone, but my hand has been hurting. Last week it was red and swollen and I have been putting ice on it which has help. The vein is raised a bit and I can see the yellow bruise coming out. I have felt it to see if there is anything in there but it feels soft, so I don't think anything was left in.
I don't want to go back to the hospital - The thought even scares me! Has anyone else experienced this. My dad has had loads of surgery and says it will go away. But I think such a small thing should not still hurt.