In case you don't know- I HATE shots, when I found out during our medical screening that I would be taking several injections- per month, but sometimes per week, I had to take a deep breath and remember why I was doing this (picture to the right) . . . and I had to remind myself last night as well.
Close your eyes and try to imagine . . . my dear Rick, with limited medical knowledge and no IV drug experience what so ever, filling up needles and injecting set needle into a very fidgety, nervous as hell, Kelly.
We were as close to "ready" as we were going to be . . . we had read the instructions (several times), we had studied the backside illustration, Rick had even marked up my backside with a pen. Now if I could just stand still, we'd be in business. But I couldn't! I was pacing, sweating, freaking out completely . . . to the point where Rick was getting a little frustrated. I finally grabbed a pillow, bent my knee on the injection side and was waiting for the "90 degree angle", "dart like motion" event to occur. When it did (as I was saying some gibberish out loud over and over) I thought, that was it? Gosh, I'm such a wimp.
This isn't my medication, but of course, I find this after we try it the first time. We will be watching this VIDEO before every injection, I'm sure. FYI- this lady was much calmer than I was before my injection. Oh, and in case you were wondering, my butt looks just like the one on the video, I just have a little more of it :)