I'm glad it's over, and I now have expectations for the next one. The actual injection was easy and fairly painless. It's the AFTER soreness I wasn't expecting. One down, many more to go!
Monday, September 27, 2010
First PIO injection - completed
I did it - I made it through my first PIO injection. I iced the area for about 10 minutes prior, and my DH did a great job with the injection. I didn't really feel anything when the needle went in, and as the injection went through the muscle, I started to feel some pressure/soreness in my butt muscle. It wasn't horrible pain or anything--just sore. It felt like the injection was over in 5 seconds, but my DH said it was at least 10 seconds. I didn't watch, so I had no clue what was going on. Afterward, my DH rubbed/massaged the muscle and then applied a heating pad for at least 15 - 20 minutes. When I got up (I laid down on my belly during the injection) to walk, my butt muscle was very sore (I feel like I overdid a workout yesterday--which isn't the case). It's been over an hour, and the entire right butt muscle is still sore (no major pain, just sore). DH says I'm sensitive.