Got through my shots in less than 10 minutes tonight!
It was my own version of an Olympic event. Ha!
OK, not really. I just decided to do them right when I got home, rather than wait till closer to bedtime and be kind of nervous all evening, having them looming over me.
So as soon as I came home I got the Enbrel out of the fridge, set my stopwatch on my iPhone and got everything ready: sharps container, alcohol swabs, cotton balls, Methotrexate, syringes, ice pack for deadening my stomach, blah, blah, blah. (You see how blasé I'm becoming? Good, no?!)
Then, once I'd iced my stomach for the obligatory 20 minutes and the Enbrel had warmed to room temperature for 30, I was off: skin swabbed, white cap pulled off, skin pulled taut, syringe in place, button pressed and boom! on to the Methotrexate. A couple of big air bubbles slowed down the action, but I soon had the syringe filled with my 25mg, was ready in a seated position, skin pinched this time (and swabbed again, of course!), syringe darted in, drugs pumped in (OK, not so dramatic as that, but whatever!) – done!!!
Course, no one was cheering me on, but, hey, a girl can dream!
Now I just need me some cute red mittens and a gold medal and I'm set!
P.S. Dinner after the shots consisted of a treat: Cream of Wheat (is that just a Canadian thing?) with organic Canadian maple syrup drizzled over it (yum!). Dessert: the obligatory Toblerone bar (and, no, I don't always eat like this; I actually have a quite healthy diet!).
P.P.S. If you want to win a pair of those cute red Canadian Olympic mittens, check out my friend Fiona Richards' blog, Cafe Cartolina, at http://cafecartolina.blogspot.com/. She designs supercute eco-friendly cards, and she's doing The Great Canadian Mitten Giveaway (you just have to post a comment about what you know about Canada for a chance to win). I seriously want a pair!