Today I had my cherry popped. First injection of a frontload of 800ml EQ, 2 CC’s in each glute. After my buddy helped with the first injection in my right glute, it was my turn to put the following 2 CC’s in my left(unassisted). I had the syringe ready, sanitary buttcheek, and a sharpie-drawn box on my ass for precision. With my cakes exposed, I sat motionless with the needle about one centimeter away from my skin. I stood there for at LEAST 10 minutes, urging myself mentally to just stick the damn thing in. Finally,after a few deep breaths,and some positive reassurance, I made a quick, smooth motion, and the needle went easily through the skin and glided into the muscle. After aspirating to see only bubbles, my confidence grew dramatically. The oily substance then went slowly and smoothly into the muscle.
After sanitizing, and massaging the insertion point, I experienced little to no soreness. I think pre-heating the liquid with a warming pad helped dramatically.
My reason for this post is to let others,like myself, whom are faced with first injections that feeling scared-worried-paranoid is absolutely normal and it is actually a pain-free and easy process when one is completely prepared. Being lucky enough to have assistance, as I did is also a good idea if that is available to you.
Any of you vets remember your first experience sticking yourselves?
I can tell me next injection will be a cake walk