For the first time, today I gave myself a blood thinner injection. It took a bit more guts than I anticipated (I didn’t know I would be a weenie about it!), and I sat there staring at my skin and its proximity to the needle longer than I had expected — but I did it. 🙂 Thanks, sweet husby, for being with me and cheering me on while I stabbed myself in the stomach and winced and read the directions aloud meanwhile. lol.

Thankfully the bruise is much smaller than I anticipated, and as long as I plunged the injection slowly it hurt less than I expected. So those are nice things. That’s my way of looking on the bright side today. 😉

7 Replies to “Inject”

  1. oh my goodness, I cannot imagine. I have a hard enough time when they stick me with small needles! You are amazing. I hope everything is going “well” for you and that you’re making some good progress. You’ve been in my prayers <3

  2. Melissa,
    You are soooo brave! I would be terrified to do that to myself (it is bad enough for me having to stick an animal with a needle, no matter how small)!
    *hugs* and love and prayers

  3. Ouch! Good job, Melissa! My dad has had to do that a lot (blood thinner in the belly shots) and it took him a long time to get used to it.
    Praying God’s healing in all these small as well as in the the big. Love.

  4. You are very brave, Melissa! I am not sure if I could have done it either. You are such a great Momma, sacrificing yourself like this.

    My mom had to give herself injections (she was diabetic) for most of her life, and I remember her saying that it became easier after the first few times. In fact, she preferred to give them to herself so that she was in control. And I still don’t know how she managed that with her blindness!

  5. Very courageous, indeed! I don’t know that I could do that. I’d ask anyone to do it… anyone at all just so I could avoid doing it myself.
    God gives us bravery though and helps us overcome a lot of things we have fears about though. I know that to be true!

  6. Thanks for the empathy and shared experiences, ladies!
    Courage is something I have been praying for this summer, and God is providing. I am thankful!
    If anybody wants to pray with us, I will be getting a bunch of blood tests done on Monday — we are hoping for results later in the week, to see how my body is responding to all of the treatments we are trying. Please pray that God would prove Himself faithful once again, and confirm the wisdom He has given us over the last few months.
    Thanks, sisters. God be with each of you.

  7. I’m a little late with this, but as you may already know, the injections do get much easier! I always had to hold my breath and after a while it got difficult to find spots that weren’t already bruised from the previous injections, but after a while it got to the point where I could even do it in the car if we happened to be away from home when I was supposed to take them. 🙂 And, Lord willing, you’ll soon associate them with something incredibly joyous and actually look forward to going through it all again in a few years because it’s just so worth it. 🙂

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