I did, however, notice the vein in question was hard to the touch in
(particularly where the acute pain radiates from) and in
Since I could feel the catheter moving through the armpit area during insertion (that was highly unpleasant), once again I'm wondering if they didn't at least damage the vein. The guidewire also literally crumpled during one attempt. The last 2 inches of it were all zig-zagged (I looked - bad idea). Again, more opportunity for damage?