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So it turns out that I'm ever so slightly afraid of stabbing myself

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Talking about injecting myself with a med, rather than anything else that might imply, not to worry. Post surgery, certain levels were off, so I got a script for an intramuscular injectable, and I decided to get the home version (drug plus a few needles), as opposed to making an every other week appointment at the doc's office to get that done.

Of course, when it came time to take the first injection (aka tonight, nearly two weeks after I obtained the drug, which I didn't inject then or any time since then because I've had some sort of event like every day since, and tomorrow, well, I've got nothing planned!), i started watching videos on youtube about it, and watched for like two hours, rather than giving myself the injection, because it's a big freaking needle (Ron Howard voiceover: the needle wasn't that big). Three times after I filled the needle, I grabbed it, unsheathed the needle, and then put the cap back on because it's a big freaking needle (Ron Howard voiceover: really, it's not), and watched another couple of videos. Like half hour videos, because I didn't want to inject myself.

Until I just grabbed the needle, stabbed myself in the upper thigh and gave myself the drug, aaaaand.....it didn't hurt at all! (Ron Howard voiceover: like I said...)

(My own voiceover: Ron Howard was Opie in Andy Griffith Show, Richie Cunningham in Happy Days, and the guy who provided the voiceover for Arrested Development, as well as the guy who directed Apollo 13, The Da Vinci Code, and A Beautiful Mind. But I suspect you already knew that.)

So, umm, I suspect I'll be far less skittish about stabbing myself in the future. Unless I wake up tomorrow and my leg has fallen off, in which case I'll make the appointment at the doctor's office for them to stab me, because obviously I will have done something very wrong.

Given that I told you all about getting knives shoved up my nose to scrape a tumor out of my skull in prior posts, I find myself oddly reticent to specify the med, but since I'm not really sure there's any reason to withhold the info, I suspect I'll spill details eventually. Then again, since I hadn't posted in the 10 weeks prior to tonight, that might not occur until approximately 2019. Don't hold your breath (Ron Howard voiceover: not breathing for 16 months would be bad for your health).
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    Sorry, but you made me laugh telling of your adventure. But seriously, I wish you luck in future ventures w/the injections. The first time IS always the hardest.

    Good luck!
    549 days ago
    it has been awhile, I do hope you are on the mend.
    549 days ago
    I donate plasma twice a week so I'm getting used to seeing needles and blood, and I'm rapidly associating Powerade with centrifuges, but I think I might have a tough time giving myself a needle, so well done!
    549 days ago
    The first time is always the hardest.
    550 days ago
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