Wednesday, November 18, 2009

I Hit a Vein Today

It HURT!!!

Really bad.

It was in my left thigh, I fired and everything was fine. I waited my 10 seconds as the Copaxone slowly transfered from the syringe into my body and when I pulled the Autoject away, I almost passsed out.



At the very moment I saw it I thought, "Ugh, that's not good". I cleaned it up and luckily it stopped bleeding pretty quickly. I sat on the side of the tub for a moment and took a look at my new word art, For My Life! "Yes, it is" I thought.

I cleaned up the 'scene', applied an ice pack, and went into the living room and sat next to the hubs. He asked, "What's wrong?" and I just shook my head, "Nothing". Clearly lying.

I knew the veins hurt like hell. Lesson learned. Mark the 'shot spot' before applying heat so I can actually see what I'm doing.


Lisa Lou Hoo said...

Ouch! Knowing how you are with needles and blood, I'm so sorry but so impressed at the same time! You are a "supastar" (doing my best impression, by the way).

The Smith Boys said...

OUCH! You're doing great! I so admire your awesome attitude with this. By the way - I love the reenactment photos!

The Pitter Patter Boutique said...

Excellent impression Lisa. LOL!

Melissa, I thought those would add a little humor to a very painful situation. Needles SUCK!

imascatterbrain said...

Hi Lisa,
I thought when I opened my 1st BOX of Copax syringes I would throw up, but this turned out to be only in my (charming) imagination. Your light touch has worked wonders - well, the humor, if not the vein-poking!
thanks, Lorraine