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My Personal Mantra- I Touched the Snake

Monday, August 27, 2012

In the last few weeks I posted about conquering my biggest phobia and how it has helped me to take it into other parts of my life. I find I am still using it when faced with something I fear. I keep repeating to myself- "I touched the snake" This morning I had to give myself an injection that I had trouble with last week. Since I expect to be on this medication for quite a long time I know I have to deal with it. This morning I was able to do the injection with very little trouble and it didn't hurt as bad as last time. Part of that is by mistake last week I used my inner thigh as the injection site and due to working out a lot i found out the hard way I had more muscle down there than I realized and that is what hurt. So today i used my belly area- lots of fat there and so it didn't bother me this morning nearly as much.

So I have learned that facing your fears can have some long term benefits.
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  • v CTUPTON
    Giving oneself a shot isn't easy. Sorry you have to do that. But you conquered a fear. chris emoticon
    1365 days ago
  • v NELLIEC
    I've heard that giving shots in the belly are easier to take than at some other sites!
    1366 days ago
  • v 1STATEOFDENIAL
    Fears give us the chance to prove our strength. Keep it up.
    1366 days ago
  • v CAMEOANDLACE
    The Marines say that is a character building event to conquer a fear. Sorry you are taking meds but you have faced a big fear. We are stronger than we know.

    1366 days ago
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