Sunday, January 28, 2007

Not As Bad As It Sounded

When they first told me that the oral diabetes medication was not working and that I was going to have to begin twice daily, self-administered insulin injections--in the pregnant belly, no less--I nearly passed out.

I am a needle-phobe who cannot even look when they draw blood for fear of hitting the floor. As a nurse's daughter, I always knew I would need to pursue a different career (and did)!

But, amazingly, it is not so bad. In fact, it hurts less than the finger pokes needed to check the blood sugar. Perhaps I have become one of those super human moms who can lift cars if needed to protect her child. Maybe if this were not for the baby I would be unable to do it at all. But whatever the reason, I AM doing it, and it's really, truly not that bad. Who would have guessed?

Now, let's just hope this works!


Michelle said...

Oooh, awful, awful, awful. Only a few more weeks...

Annie Bizzi said...

Another instance of your supermommy strength! You're awesome and I'll keep up the prayers!

Jennifer F. said...

I'm right there with you! In a few weeks I have to start daily blood thinner shots.

I've always had a huge phobia of needles. I'd actually prayed at one point that God would help me with I get to do daily shots in the stomach throughout every future pregnancy. Not the answer to my prayer I expected. :)

Best of luck!

nutmeg said...

I thought the same thing when I saw the needle I had to use to administer my progesterone shots... SO HUGE! I was sure I would pass out, or scream and raise the roof.

And it wasn't too bad.

But, my bottom did get sore after awhile....

Praying that this works and continues to be painless!