I was so relieved when it was all done. Actually I was quite excited. I had been a little anxious about this shot because I was a little worried that it may hurt. Not that my Babe would do it wrong, but feeling a little out of control since someone else is sticking a needle in me, and that person was not me.
Anyway, no worries. It was piece of cake! Awesome job, Babe!
My friend Kristi offered these tips that really helped:
- Massage the area before injecting
- I laid down on my front with 2 pillows stacked under my knees to help relax the butt muscles
- Take a deep breath, then stick the needle in when exhaling
- Stick the needle with a quick, decisive motion
Thanks for the suggestions, Kristi!
Having the nurse draw a circle on the target area also really helped. So I'm TOTALLY done with shots now! Yippee!!
Next up, EGG RETRIEVAL on Friday!