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[Nov. 18th, 2008|11:33 am]
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Question for people who've had broken bones. Is it normal that half my arm's come up blotchy and bruised? I'd put it down to hitting the ground, but that happened on Friday and I'm sure I've noticed new bruises since I left the hospital.
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Date:November 18th, 2008 - 11:59 am
Totally normal. I didn't even break my ankle VERY badly, but it was horrifically bruised for ages and ages. It got much worse before it got remotely better, and most of the bruising seemed to be from the break itself and not from the fall.
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Date:November 18th, 2008 - 12:45 pm
I'm not sure about bruising, as when I broke my arm near the wrist when I was young I was in a cast from the base of my fingers to above my elbow. :/ It totally makes sense though.

I can say it can take time for bruises to "develop" though. I've got a lovely one on my thigh at the moment that took about 48 hours to come to "full bloom". (Yes I was kind of keeping track for writing purposes, why do you ask? :D)
Date:November 18th, 2008 - 12:46 pm
yup. think of it like a new accessory. all the pretty colours!
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Date:November 18th, 2008 - 01:35 pm
Totally normal, and the bruises don't all show up right away. *hugs lots*
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Date:November 18th, 2008 - 01:54 pm
Yep. Especially if you've had surgery.

Ah, the days of having my entire face do that. I do not miss them, let me tell you...
Date:November 18th, 2008 - 02:22 pm
Yep, normal. I had bruises for a month after I fractured my ankle the first time, and they looked absolutely horrific but gradually went away.