Good job Sheila!!! You will be so happy that you are able to do it yourself. The first time, when the nurse came to our house, I was convinced that I was doing it for the first and last time. I was sure that I would have to have my husband do it for me weekly. I have found however, that it actually makes it easier to be in charge of it myself. I now would have a very hard time relinquishing that control to anyone else I'm afraid. It's very possible that I am a bit of a control freak anyway...lol (it's also possible that I may have just made a HUGE understatement...lol) I find that if I ice the leg for 10 minutes or so, it doesn't seem to hurt or bleed when I do the shot now. I only alternate back and forth from thigh to thigh. I never do it anywhere else and I rarely get more than a very small bruise. The ice is the key though. Keep up the good work! I just remind myself that each time I stick myself with that needle, I am fighting the illness that wants to fight me. It makes me feel empowered to be able to do that. Merry Christmas or whatever other holiday anyone might be celebrating. I hope they are all happy ones for everyone!