I had my sixth lap 8 days ago - it hasn't been a fun recovery but I'm starting to feel slightly more human.
However, I've developed a painful lump on my right arm. The cannula used for the anaesthetic and drugs went into the back of my right hand. Several years ago in A&E, a nurse injured that hand while pulling out a cannula - when she pulled it out, it felt like my arm was being ripped off. I think they pulled a nerve or something.
This time, then they were tapping the vein it hurt, but I had no pain once it was in / when they were putting drugs into it. It's been fine for most of the last week, but yesterday a sore spot appeared on my arm.
What's weird is that it's nowhere near the cannula site - that's on the back of my hand, and the sore point is about an inch up from my wrist, so about 4" from the site, and it seems like it's further left than the vein is. It's very sore if I knock it and feels bruised, and is swollen / there's a lump.
I've had lots of bruised and swollen cannula sites in my time but never pain / a lump so far from where the cannula was.
I don't know if I should be concerned or if it's just bruising - it seems weird for it to have come up so long after my lap, but maybe I just didn't notice it before.
Typically I've noticed this on a Friday night so I can't just call the doctor. Has anyone ever had this or any idea what it might be? It's just the location of it and the timing that has me a bit concerned.