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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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