My arterial site is paining again. The pain around the buttonhole was paining almost the whole of yesterday. I was tempted to change the site last night but decided to try it one last time.
It was all right to start with. But a few hours into dialysis the pain was quite bad. I could not sleep properly. The pain was a sharp stinging kind of pain. It was only in the arterial side.
I had the tech close dialysis about 45 minutes before the scheduled time.
My arterial site is always a problem. I don't know why. The venous site never seems to give me problems. I have changed my arterial site thrice already. And now the pain is back. Its more than an hour since I have got off dialysis and the sharp stinging pain is still there.
The pain is there till about an inch from the buttonhole. This means that I cannot cannulate a little away too. I will have to try a totally new site today. I am really nervous.