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Saturday, July 18, 2009

Trying To Find An Answer

I thought I had found my answer to aid me with less pain and bruising with these shots. Yesterday I stumbled upon a website by the Thrombophilia Foundation that offered suggestions for Lovenox injections. The site said that you should ice the injection site for 10 minutes prior to injection, make sure that there is an air bubble in the syringe, and make sure no medicine is in the needle when you inject. I tried that today and was unable to stick myself in the "iced" area of my belly because it hurt too bad. I moved over to the other side and got a stick first try with little pain. I am hoping that the air bubble and empty needle when inserted will limit my bruising this time.

I was in the shower the other night and blood just started gushing. I immediately feared the worst..........that I was miscarrying again, but much to my surprise the blood was coming from one of my injection sites. It had burst open, and I guess the blood thinner is doing it's job because I bled quite a bit........and thought it would never stop.

I am sorry to whine and moan and groan about all of this, but this blog is my outlet for all things on my mind, so I am afraid you may have to suffer some misery for a little while if you read me. I KNOW to reward at the end of all of this will be worth it, but me, needles, and pain don't mix well so I am really having to make an effort with all of this.

If anyone has any suggestions or tips on how to make my injections go more smoothly, PLEASE pass them on!!! I have googled my fingers off and found a few things, but nothing that has worked. I'll keep searching for an answer though!

3 comments:

Mama Mia said...

Bless your heart. I am praying for you. I know you are having a difficult time. I wish I could help.

Nan said...

Brooke, I'm so sorry you are having to endure this, but I know you are strong enough to get through it! Sorry, I don't have any advice for you. Just keep thinking about 6 months from now, when you are holding that precious little bundle in your arms and you don't even remember the agony of the injections...I know, it doesn't make it better for now though!

Heather said...

I have no answers. Sorry:( I hope it gets better for you so that maybe you can enjoy your pregnancy. That baby will be here before you know it.