Jan 162005

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! πŸ˜‰

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! πŸ˜‰

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! πŸ˜‰ 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?

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  7 Responses to “Injection Hell to Purgatory to Hell to Purgatory:”

  1. Thursday, January 13, 2005

    Wife explains to Erik it might be a bad idea to inject “right there”. Husband does not listen.

    What is funny is he seldom tells me right where he wants the injection.. this was one of those days.



  2. “There’s probably no such thing as injection paradise, ” Hmmm, well. I remember back in my youthfull days a physician was going to give me a shot and I let her know I was terrified of needles (still am). She said “No problem, Just let me see your but.” I turned around and the SMACK! She whacked me something fierce on the rump. I turned to ask what was that for and she showed me the empty syringe. I was a bit taken aback and then relieved. Now if you are the sort who enjoys that kind of thing … ummm, yeah. How about them Eagles, eh?

  3. Ahhh, the chills, know them *WELL*! I take Betaseron and lately the shots have been doing this same thing to me. I got up at about 2:00 the other morning shivering so bad that it *hurt*. I got up grabbed my afghan and stood in front of the wood burning stove just *trying* to stop shivering! Of course standing in front of the stove, and the heat it was radiating caused my legs to get weaker and it was all I could do to keep from falling face first into the top of the stove! LOL

    The shivering was so bad that it caused my spasticity to kick in full throttle. My neck hurt for 2 days afterwards! I’d rather have “the flu like symptoms than the chills. I don’t know *why* I’m having them all of the sudden after I take my shots. I usually take my shots at night, may have to switch to morning time again and see if I can control this problem that way.

    Shots, they suck almost as much as MS! πŸ™‚

  4. I would never say anything bad about my wife’s injection ability. Unless I really wanted to perpetually live in injection hell! πŸ˜‰

  5. MDMHVONPA, leave it up to you to leave a perverted injection story.

  6. Tee,

    That is horrible! I hope that your chills get better soon.

    That is the worst chills story I have ever heard.


  7. “There’s probably no such thing as injection paradise”

    I know there isn’t. As a diabetic, I know how constant shots can be a pain, but I did get used to it.

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