Panic At the Disco!: My First Day of Injections

tuesday was my first day of hormone injections

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it did not go very well…

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first of all, what do I look like,

a nurse?

a scientist?

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they have me mixing my own medications!

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it’s not that I mind

it’s just that I don’t trust myself!

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nurses go to school for this sort of thing

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and I’m supposed to do it correctly from one class that I took back in March?

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my first mistake, was I didn’t re-read the instructions from that class

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if I had, I would have noticed the first step

(which is very un-intuitive):

suck up 1ml of air into the syringe

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BEFORE you stick the needle into the saline

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what I ended up with was a syringe full of meds plus about 0.5ml of air at the top

kind of like this

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all I remember during the needle class

is “make sure there aren’t any air bubbles!”

i didn’t know what to do

undecided

should i throw it all away and start over?

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or risk injecting myself with air?

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i ended up choosing the latter

and obvs i didn’t die

BUT

i had a “vasovagal response” immediately after injection

you know, the kind where the world feels like this

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i only read that nausea, vomiting, and headache were possible side effects

NOT PANIC!!!

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2 Responses so far »

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    Hehehe . . . I’m glad you survived 😀

    Next time can you turn it upside down with the needle facing up so the air is on the top, tap it with your finger to bring all the little tiny air bubbles to the top, and then push on the syringe and eject all the air before you inject yourself??


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