There’s probably no such thing as injection paradise, thus probably the best that can be hoped for is purgatory. Bizarre comment from a reformed protestant! 😉
Saturday, January 8, 2005: Got the injection in my arm. This managed to hurt on all four injection pain levels; which is pretty rare these days, one or two is much more common with medication going in the most common! This got even more unusual when I got the chills a few hours later. Why can’t I ever just sleep through the chills?! What was weird about these chills is that I wasn’t as cold as I normally get. I was cold, but there was no shivering and it didn’t last a long time; probably about 30-45 minutes. I have never gotten the chills without extreme shivering, so this was a weird injection all the way around.
Tuesday, January 11, 2005: This must have been really close to one of the top ten injections of all time. I could feel the needle go in, just pressure but no pain, and then didn’t feel anything else. I have had it where I didn’t even feel the needle go in; but those are my very best injections, and have only happened a handful of times. Usually an injection like this almost always means I am on the good injection cycle.
Thursday, January 13, 2005: Back to injection hell, this one hurt really badly again. Surprising since I was supposed to be on the OK cycle. I think I may have had my wife inject me into a site reaction, mental note: make sure I never do that again!!!
Saturday, January 15, 2005: This one went pretty well. The needle hurt just a little going in but I didn’t really feel much else. Maybe I am on the good cycle if I can avoid injecting into site reactions! 😉
Overall the week bounced between hell and purgatory, certainly an unusual week. Maybe I should write a post on Erik’s Nine Rungs of Injection Hell to compete with Dante but that will have to wait for another day! 😉 Of course the real question in Erik’s Nine Rungs then becomes is any injection outside of Hell, or is the best one can hope for is to be in the top rung, Limbo?