Wednesday, June 3, 2009

First Shot

So puberty 2.0 has officially started!
I went to the clinic yesterday and was taught how to do the self-injection. I did it, all by myself. And then I made a video about it when I got home from work later that day. You can check it out at the bottom of this post.

The first shot was surprisingly really easy. I sat there for a bit, syringe in hand, not sure if I could do it, but the nurse told me to just go for it. It didn't really hurt, and I think I'll get the hang of it really easily. I do need to go buy some alcohol swabs. But other than that I'm all set. I have another appointment in 6 weeks between shots to get blood drawn, then another appointment 2 weeks after that to see the doctor again.

Today I've unfortunately been menstruating. But, according to the doctor, this should be my last one, which is some really fantastic news. If anyone knows how to recycle a used diva cup, let me know, I have one that is gonna be out of commission soon.

5 comments:

Little Sister said...

I am proud of you, Dylan. And I think it is great that you are keeping a "video-journal" of your journey. Hugs your way...Peace, Ruth.

Dylan said...

Thanks Ruth!
Yeah, it'll be interesting to see what changes occur, and I think video is a good format to share my experiences through this. I also think the videos will be something I definitely will want to share with children when they are old enough, if I'm lucky and become a parent someday.

Mugsie said...

<3! So proud of and happy for you!
LOL and <3 @ the dog shows. Holly says the same thing about them.

tray said...

awesome! i'd like to second the thankfulness for the video journey. what a great media to journal through. :-) also, best in show is probably one of the most amazing films of all time. i'm just sayin'...

Dylan said...

Best in Show is fantastic.. and really only a slight exaggeration of dog shows.