Fragmin makes me blue..

I FREAKED out last night when getting ready for my first injection,  Despite the tiny needle, I was still freaked out at the idea. I couldn’t let Dave do it, so I finally just did it myself. Of course the needle did not hurt AT ALL, when putting the drug it burned a little but totally not bad at all, and the needle has an automatic safety retractor, so as soon as the drug is dispensed, it retracts the needle into itself. Cool.
I though, wow, no big deal at all. I couldn’t even see the site I had injected..until this morning.

I awoke with a nice big bruise that just seems to be getting bigger as the day progresses, I guess from the band on my pants rubbing it. So although it dosen’t hurt to administer at all, it seems I will have to live with a polka dot belly for the next few months. Sigh. Well if I get baby outta the deal then it’s worth it.

Here is a picture of my very first Fragmin bruise.
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“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” — Albert Einstein. When it feels like your world has been shattered, and you have reached rock bottom, you must make a choice: Stay where you are and fade away, or keep moving forward. Thankfully I chose to move forward and was blessed with the two most wonderful children after the death of my first in early labor. Things are looking up.

Posted on July 31, 2009, in Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. I had bruises like that the first few weeks, and I still bruise like that occasionally. Now the bruises are about the size of a pencil eraser, and some of them don’t bruise at all.
    You will get better at it, too, and I find the further out on my side I go the less painful the injection is.

    • Ya, by my second shot I had basically figuresd out if how to be gentle and not push the injection sight afterwards (Even though it burns and you want to
      ) and I haven’t gotten more then a purple tiny dot.

  2. You know what? It looks like a faded monogram tattoo. You are badass.

  3. aww:( well, at least it doesnt hurt going in, lol.
    as time goes on maybe you’ll learn new techniques for self stabbing and bruise less. haha.

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