Friday, June 24, 2011

Stick 'Em Up

Momma B and I attended injection training today.  Not that I needed it since I deal with needles and injections all the time at work, but it was important that Momma B felt supported and comfortable.  Too bad that didn't happen.  Poor girl, she held it together pretty well the entire time we were in the room actually playing with the syringes and fake medications, but as soon as we left the building and got to the car I saw her hands shaking and her breathing was getting faster.  I honestly thought she was going to start hyperventilating on me right there!  I need her though because unfortunately I'm not getting away with just the Progesterone suppositories, but the shots too.  Yikes.  I guess if I need to, I can figure out how to give them to myself, but I think Momma B just has herself psyched out about the needles -- she doesn't like them and is so worried about hurting me.  I truly think after she does it that first time and figures out it's not a big deal she'll get over it, but she doesn't seem to believe me.  Any advice from those of you that have been through this?  

3 comments:

  1. Oh man. I'm sorry she's still freaked out--I've just come to terms with the fact that it's going to be me, my needles, and maybe a mirror so I can see where I have to stab myself because no way am i letting a scared wife near me with sharp things. Hopefully she'll work through it and be able to help with no problems!

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  2. yeah, i'll admit it makes me a little nervous too ... but i'm hoping if i act confident in her, she'll feel more confident. i can do it myself, if i have to, but it really would be easier if she could. we'll see how it goes! good luck to us both. lol

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  3. Someone told us once, "Don't hesitate." Stick it in quickly and confidently. It's pretty amazing how a big needle can go in to your butt and you don't even feel it. Closer to the outside of the area hurts less. The first time it's a little scary for everyone, but I bet she gains confidence pretty quickly.

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