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.

BLOOD!

LOTS OF IT!

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.

4 comments:

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