QUIT STABBING YOURSELF, gently insert the needle. IT WORKS!

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Pin Cushion
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   Posted 1/31/2006 10:45 PM (GMT -7)   
I too was taught to STAB the needle and about every 4th or 5th time it would hurt mad .
 
I saw the post a short while ago and then again tonight about being gentle when you take your shots . scool
I tried it and have been doing it that way ever since. I have to take 4 to 6 shots a day  and it has not hurt once. yeah
 
:-) Thanks for the great advise Jeannie. :-)
 
AL
 
Sigmoid Colostomy / Crohns / Type 1 Diabetic / Ostioarthritus / Fibromyalgia / Asthma / High Blood Pressure / High Colesterol / Migraines. Ain't life a joy?



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Claire-Bear
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   Posted 2/1/2006 3:45 AM (GMT -7)   
I'd like to add that I never stab it in - I gently ease it in.  If it starts to hurt as I'm inserting the needle I quickly take it out and try somewhere else.  If I carry on when it hurts I usually bleed so have learnt to just stop there and move it on.

Jeannie143
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   Posted 2/2/2006 6:51 PM (GMT -7)   
AL,

I was taught the stab technique, too. I think it's so we will get past our fears and 'get it over with'. And Claire is soooooooo right about the hurt/bleed thing! I've learned that also, but I guess I just never thought to post it.

Another thing that works well for me is using my hips and fanny. I'm a pretty round little lady (Not beautiful-pretty, but sortof-pretty!) If I want to give my tummy a rest I march into the bathroom and using the mirror locate a nice chubby spot by tightening up my glutes and looking for softness over it. Lots of bacon there to aim for! I do the easy slide in of the needle and don't worry if it doesn't go in all the way straight. Had great luck with the buttocks! I just knew that pudgie behind of mine was good for something!
~ Jeannie

"People are like stained glass windows: they sparkle and shine when the sun's out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within."

- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross


Jeannie143
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   Posted 4/12/2006 11:58 AM (GMT -7)   
bump
~ Jeannie

"People are like stained glass windows: They sparkle and shine when the sun's out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within."

- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

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