I just spent 15 minutes in the bathroom trying to do one injection in my left side. I had seven bleeding holes in my left side without going in far enough to inject before I gave up and went for the right side. I tried to stay far enough away from this morning's injection site, but it's still not something you are supposed to do really.
I can't just keep injecting in one side. After the first couple of attempts, I even went with phenway's advice to try icing it. I iced it for a couple of minutes until the skin was just RED. Still hurt when I tried to go in.
I know half the issue is in my head. Maybe a third is that I'm too scared of needles to actually just JAB the thing all of the way in. I have to jab it just far enough to get past feeling and then go in a bit slower.
You've heard of 'hesitation marks' on people slitting their wrists or murdering someone? I have 'hesitation injectsions'.
PLEASE let these be over as of Thursday's coumadin clinic appointment.