Hope you all had a marvelous Christmas. I wanted to share a tip that I actually saw on this site. I’m on about my 3rd month of Fulvestrant injections. Last month I had one of my first bad experiences with the injections. When the nurse started the first side it stung very badly, so she stopped and tried again, eventually she had to get another batch of Fulvestrant due to some needle issue. That injection site was very sore and left a huge bruise and tenderness for quite some time. The good new is, today I had to get my next injection. I mentioned to the nurse that I had read about using a smaller needle and this made the injections less painful. I was surprised when she said, “ let’s try a smaller needle this time.” It was AMAZINGLY painless. I did not even feel the needle go in. It does take the nurse longer to administer the medication, but my backside was grateful for the sensitivity of the nurse to try something different to ease my discomfort. I am hopeful that next month I get the same nurse, because she said she was not sure other nurses would use a smaller needle. Thanks to whoever mentioned this smaller needle idea. 😅
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