I'm sorry you're going through this. I was on Heparin with my youngest, and although it gets easier to do the shots, it doesn't really get much better. The bruises are huge and last probably two weeks. At any point in time, I had at least 20 nasty bruises all over me. You can't inject into stretch marks, you can't inject into previous sites until they heal, and you can't inject into your stomach as it gets too big. At some point you have to start getting creative about how and where you inject yourself. I learned to do the backs of my upper arms by myself. You sort of lean sideways on the back of a chair and try that. I could get 4 or 5 in the back of each arm, which gave my hips a chance to heal. Toward the end, I had my husband injecting places I couldn't reach, like the top of my butt. That sucked because when you do it yourself, you know to back off when it starts burning too badly.
at 3:45 PM on Jun. 30, 2010