I actually thought about making a video of how the injections go, but then I realized that these injections go into my fatty stomach and that making such a video would introduce you all to that side of me.... and instead decided to just talk about it. Maybe I'll make a video of the butt shots later. That's my better side.
My first injection was Monday night. I actually forgot to do it at first, which is quite funny considering I spent all day worrying about it. I went to bed and laid down.. then sprung up out of bed like a cartoon character and yelled, "I FORGOT TO DO IT!"
I think my shock scared my husband because he certainly didn't get up to make sure I did it right.
Anyway, so there I am in the bathroom. I prepped my skin with the alcohol swab (OK Yankee Candle, how long until you release an "Alcohol Swab" scent? Because it's that awesome.) and then filled the insulin syringe with the proper amount of Lupron.
Lucky for me the needle was small and not intimating. Even so, I sat there on the toilet and had a mini panic attack. I thought, "What have I gotten myself into? I can't do this! I have to back out..." Then I realized what a hassle that might be, and how many people would be let down because of my fear. Including myself.
So I counted to three (about 10 times) and then I just did it.
And you know what?
It wasn't bad at all.
No bleeding. No bruising. No tenderness.
So last night's injection was cake.
Here's hoping the 5 inch needle muscle injections are a pleasant surprise as well...