I have given myself the last shot in the stomach!!! Well, it's not actually into the stomach, but rather into the subcutaneous fat. Over the past 12 days I have made little red holes and bruises around my tummy.
When first told that I was going to have to inject myself to prevent blood clots in my leg I was grossed out by the whole idea – funny, if I'd been told to inject someone else that wouldn't have been a problem at all!
I was given instructions:
* Do not inject within a 2" diameter of the navel – to avoid hitting any large veins (good advice & studiously followed!)
* Clean the chosen area with alcohol (not the drinking kind) and allow the site to dry (it stings if it's not dry – it really does !!)
* Pull up a fold of skin and inject at a 90 degree angle – I was never really sure if they meant 90 degrees relative to the top of my pinch or relative to the side of the pile.
*Inject alternate sides of the stomach (this gives the other side time to recover from poor needlework)
What I discovered:
My diet is not working & I have more fat on the left hand side of my belly!
So ….. I was quite excited getting ready for the last shot. Of course, this could have been because I was about to get my "reward" for sticking with it – the
astro-dweeb man-servant had bought me a box of delicious Godiva – thanks to Queen of Fractal Beauty for the "hint link"! 🙂