Gahhh!! so last Thursday I had my laparoscopy to remove an ovarian cyst :/ I was let out of the hospital on Friday and everything is going ok. Recovery is going well, I'm mainly staying on the sofa all day, having a little walk every time I go to the toilet and I'm mainly just sore.
The only issue I have is these Fragmin injections, I have to self-inject every day for 2 weeks to stop my blood clotting and I'm hating it! I've never been ok with needles it's crazy. The actual injection itself is ok because I use EMLA cream a good hour before but it's the sting of the medication as it enters -.- I was just wondering if anyone had any tips on self-injection to make it less dreadful, do you warm up the needle in your hands first or leave it at room temperature? am I not leaving the Emla cream on long enough? does the Emla cream have to be warmed in your hands before applying to be more effective?
I inject into my upper thigh because of my operation, I don't think I could handle an injection near my stitches as they're still sore. just a load of questions really, anything to make this a bit more comfortable for me... I've had 4 and I've got 10 more to go!
Any help would be greatly appreciated thank you