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September 24th, 2007, 05:39 AM
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Today was the day that I started on Lucrin, and therefore the day I started my daily injections.

I have never been a big fan of needles and have been known to shed a tear or two when getting a blood test or having a canular

Here's my injection story...

First I re-read the instructions for the 3rd time to make sure I knew where the needle was going to be going in
I opened up the alcohol swab and wiped my skin
I filled up the needle with the correct amount of liquid

That was the easy part...

I then sat looking at the needle for a couple of minutes.
Wiped the alcohol swab on my skin again
Double-checked with DF I was going to inject the needle in the right place
Took a couple of deep breaths
Placed the needle against my skin

And....chickened out, taking the needle off my skin again

Then it all hit me and I had a bit of a cry (I am such a wuss when it comes to needles, seriously)

Took a couple more deep breaths to compose myself
Checked the amount of fluid in the syringe (again)
Rubbed the alcohol swap on my skin (again)
Placed the needle against my skin (again)

Then...FINALLY...pushed the needle through my skin (with shaking hands) and injected myself.

DF told me afterwards just how proud he was of me for being able to do it (eventually!)


Let's hope tomorrow's injection isn't such an effort!!
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September 24th, 2007, 05:42 AM
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Ah, I would be scared also! I hate needles. I cry every time I get IV's!

Once you have done it I am sure it will get easier as you go.. how many do you have to do??

Be strong... I'm proud of you!

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September 24th, 2007, 06:59 AM
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The first shot was the worst for me. I hope they get easier for you!
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September 24th, 2007, 09:05 AM
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Yay! Good for you! I start my injections for the first time this Friday... except my hubby will be giving them to me, b/c I am not so brave!
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September 24th, 2007, 02:45 PM
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Congrats for getting over the first one. That's the worst.

With my first Gonal-F injection, I spend about 20 minutes psyching myself into sticking a needle into my body. After realizing it wasn't *that* bad, the rest took a minute or less to do. Heck, I did one while on the phone with my DH.
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September 24th, 2007, 03:00 PM
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Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing!

Clomid didn't work well enough for me this month, so next month we are switching to an injectible drug (can't recall it's name).

I'm trying to convince myself that it is not that big of a deal. I'm right, aren't I?

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September 24th, 2007, 04:11 PM
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Wow! I remember our 1st injection. It wasn't that bad but DH was kind of nervous. The tummy injections didn't hurt, at least for me BUT these PIO injections in the muscle are killing my rear end. Seriously, I can only handle so many in a row & then I will have a good cry. There are just so many places to put it before it starts bruising.

I'm glad to hear you got over the 1st injection !
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September 24th, 2007, 09:17 PM
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good for you!!!! I would have a hard time with that too!!!!
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September 25th, 2007, 06:54 AM
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Thank you all for your responses

I'm sure you will be pleased to know that tonight's injection was a lot easier for me to do. It still stung, but I got through it with much less stress!
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