DH left to go out of town Wednesday morning. Usually when this happens, I have one of the nurses I work with that knows about my pregnancy give me the shot in my hip. Well for whatever reason, we both just forgot. I have given myself the shot in my hip once before and it actually wasn't that bad. However, my growing belly is making it quite difficult to contort myself into a position that allows me to see my ass. So I decided, hell "how bad could the thigh be."
So I looked up pictures on exactly where and how to give it to myself. After several minutes of building up the balls to plunge that syringe into my thigh, I did it.
I will admit the syrninge plunging into my skin was actually not as bad as I had anticipated. Then came the fun part....pushing the progesterone.
After about 1/4 of the fluid went in, the pressure in my leg muscle was so intense I would have sworn I was about to pass out. I decided to power through it and finish. As soon as I pulled the syringe out, I was shooting blood out of my leg. (Mind you...I pulled back on the syringe, so I know I wasn't in a blood vessel). It took about 5 minutes to get the bleeding to stop. My leg was sore afterwards..but nothing compared to what it was the next day.
When I woke up on Thursday, preparing for my flight to meet my husband...I could barely walk. I had to phycially lift my leg into the car and I was limping horribly. I felt like an idiot not being able to walk. The limping lasted until today....I am finally able to walk straight.
It was hands down the most painful thing I have ever done to my leg. Moral of the story...stick to the hip!!