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Re: [IP] remember?
> I was lucky and diagnosed at age 14 (in 1976). I had an orange in the
> hospital which I injected mercilessly with saline. The orange went home
> with me and became sort of petrified. My mother finally threw it away and
> was really heartbroken! I also practiced on a brave nurse. My mother
> she could NEVER have given me a shot and it's a good thing I was old
> to do it myself! I still miss that orange sometimes.....<:~)
i'm loving all these injected citrus fruit stories. :) i quite vividly
remember my first insulin injection that i took part in. i went to the
diabetes clinic first thing in the morning - before breakfast of course -
and the nurse went over how to prepare the pen, all the usual stuff, then we
set up for the first dose, i pinched, got the needle to all of a centimetre
from my skin, and froze. didn't move a muscle. couldn't, i don't think.
now, please note that i hadn't been all upset that morning, had slept ok,
but that first injection was suddenly physically impossible. i told the
nurse that i couldn't seem to move my hand any further, and she asked if i
wanted help. when i said yes, she just lightly pushed my hand so that the
needle went in. once it was in, i was able to do the rest just fine. the
nurse said that if i had any more problems injecting, to just come back in.
the next morning i woke up, tested, got the pen ready and stuck it in.
wasn't as hard as i thought it might be.
i'm pretty glad that in my case they taught me the way they did, but then,
i'm 27, and i think it would have been a lot different had i been a lot
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