One Down

OK,  I was able to give myself the injection of Enoxaparin this morning before heading into the office. It took a few false starts before I was able to actually go through with it but my little sister was right – I was making it out to be worst than it was. It really is a ridiculously tiny needle and the only thing that was at all painful was the medication itself. I guess with time my friend Julie will be correct in her comment –

Soon you’ll be shoving that needle home like an addict…

I love the positive, uplifting and edifying influence of my friends.

Folk, I honestly wouldn’t make it through all of this without your loving humor. Thanks for keeping it real!

2013-10-18T13:55:25-04:00 October 18th, 2013|Categories: Cancer Update|7 Comments


  1. Rose Blondell October 18, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    Good job, Mike. Glad you can do it okay!!!

  2. Bobbie October 19, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    Way to go. Poor Bob had to do all my I ejections. I’m a wimp when it comes to doing it myself, but I can give shots to others. Yay for you.

  3. Bobbie October 19, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    Actually he did my injections. Probably would have liked to eject me a few times too though. 🙂

  4. Ann Marie Railing October 19, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    Congrats. Good to hear the first one went in ok. Am hopeful the rest will be totally uneventful. 😉

  5. Bo & Julie October 22, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    Oh, did I forget to mention that the enoxaparin hurts like the dickens? Sorry! I guess you’ve figured that one out yourself! Seriously, didn’t want to increase your anxiety any by letting you in on that little secret…
    Now that you know, I’ll commiserate with you some more! Ouch! SO glad though, that the injections are going okay!!
    I pray for you every morning as I think of you shooting up. Heh heh! (Though I guess with the 4 hour time zone difference, it’s quite a bit later where you are. Oh well, God’s bigger than time zones!)

    • Michael Kenney October 22, 2013 at 6:52 pm

      you’re a hoot. I just got done giving myself my 10th injection. Yeah it does hurt but it’s not the needle, it’s the meds. Feels like you just got stung by a bee but you’re not aloud to touch it or rub it or anything which just seems to prolong the owiness of the whole thing. But you’re right I am getting better at it and it’s becoming easier. Oh you also forgot to mention how your belly winds up with all these little bruises.
      And you’re right God is bigger than time zones – I love that thought thanks!

      • Bo & Julie October 22, 2013 at 10:11 pm

        Okay, okay, you caught me out in another little omission! I guess you just can’t trust a recovered member of Needles Anonymous! I confess: I bruised too (and some got pretty spectacular, but then, I was pregnant and that area was changing shape pretty rapidly, which probably didn’t help.) Mike, I promise, I’m not hiding any other dismal details about enoxaparin. Honest! They DID tell you to avoid banging your head, right?

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