Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Well, that hit a nerve!

The Barron is excellent at administering my PIO shots. We've been doing them for over three weeks now, and have avoided any major pain or soreness from the injections. That is, until last night.

I iced my butt as per usual for about 15 minutes before the shot (while watching the Mets lose to the Cubs). Barron chose his spot, which is always in the same vicinity on either cheek, counted to three, and plunged in.

That's when it happened.

It felt like the needle was on fire. Immediately I felt a burning sensation all up and down my leg. Tears were filling my eyes, but I didn't want to scream and screw up the Barron. He checked for blood, but there was none in the syringe, so I told him just to get it over with. He injected the PIO and then pulled out the needle. THEN, the blood came. It was dripping down my leg and getting on my pjs and everything.

I'm guessing we had to have tweaked a nerve or something. Which is weird, because the needle was pretty much in the same spot as usual, give or take a millimeter or so. Maybe I'm just totally sore from the three weeks of shots? I dunno. All I know is now my ass is totally sore, I have a huge bruise, and I'm petrified of the shots again. Great.


tam said...

Ow. That sucks. Sounds familiar, however: http://mrsyak.wordpress.com/2008/03/26/panic-at-the-disco/

So I think it's relatively normal.

How much longer do you have to do those shots?

Candi B. said...

OMFG! I am so sorry that you had to experience that...sounds terrible!! Well, I'll say a prayer that you never feel it again!!

sara said...

Ouch! You have my ass hurting and I am not even on those shots! I'm sorry that you had that crummy experience. I hope that's the last one that ever feels that way!

Kymberli said...

Been there, done that. That's the one that left the heart-shaped bruise on my bum. The next day I had a site reaction and the area was swollen, red/purplish, and hot to the touch. Not fun at all. Frank did the next few shots on the other side.