an open letter to any pregnant woman who is told she needs to self-inject insulin:

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-Don’t read my post from yesterday!

No, seriously, don’t! Or, if you already did, or are now just curious, go ahead and read it, but then make sure you read this:

What in the world was I worried about?

You don’t feel a thing. Let me repeat that. YOU DON’T FEEL A THING!

I couldn’t believe it! Yannick was sitting there, and I’d prepared the syringe and squeezed whatever flab of skin I could grab on my leg, and I just held my breath and *did it*…then realized- this doesn’t hurt. Forget “doesn’t hurt”…something can’t even hurt if you can’t even tell that it is happening! I was watching the needle going into my skin and I SWEAR I kept thinking that it was broken and the needle was retracting into the syringe like those joke knives kids have, because I couldn’t feel the slightest little thing AT ALL.

Yannick was cracking up because I kept staring at him, saying, “it doesn’t hurt.” “No, really, you don’t get it, it doesn’t hurt.” “No, you’re still not getting it, I didn’t feel it at all. It hurts more to test my fingers.” “Stop laughing and listen to me! I can’t even tell it was done, and I just did it.”

So if you have to do it, just do it. I couldn’t believe that you can’t feel it, I still am kinda dazed that it was so easy and painless, and in a strange way, I’m looking forwards to doing it again tonight. It’s kinda cool playing with needles. πŸ˜‰

(Note to self- hide the big, glass jar where I dump the syringes BEFORE people come for an open house!)

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Author: Jennifer Lori

maker, baker, cake decorator, mother, wife, partner, friend, gamer, reader, nerd, dork, geek, nail polish addict (not necessarily in order of importance)

3 thoughts on “an open letter to any pregnant woman who is told she needs to self-inject insulin:

  1. Glad to hear it doesn’t hurt…hope to see you soon!

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  2. Yay, for not hurting! Yes, be sure and hide the needles. Other people get freaked out pretty easily. πŸ˜‰

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  3. Oh, yay! So glad it doesn’t hurt. I had to test my blood sugar through my pregnancy too, and man, does that hurt! I feel for you! I dreaded it every time I had to prick a finger. My sugars were fine, so I never had to inject insulin, but it’s good to know it doesn’t hurt just in case I end up needing to self-inject at some point. Needles really freak me out. I can’t watch when I get shots. LOL.

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