Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Lovenox woes

These injections are not going so well this time around.

It's like as soon as I start to move past one hematoma, another shot goes awry, and yet another monster bruise takes its place.

Worth it?  Yes.

Painful?  Even more of a resounding yes.


Erin said...

Well, you have more experience with Lovenox than I do, but I have found that to get the most minimal bruising: 1) don't pinch the skin, 2) insert needle slowly, 3) inject the Lovenox over about 20 sec (or more), 4) remove the needle slowly. Most of my bruises are no bigger than a pencil eraser.

Sara said...

Ah yes, the Lovenox belly. Sucks - but so worth it!

Unknown said...

The injections should go in the love handles (lateral abd, or flank area. That's why you're bruising so badly.