Friday, May 6, 2011

The new PIO plan

I just wanted to post here briefly on my new, improved and oh-so-much-better PIO shot strategy.

1) - Draw up the PIO into the syringe and then change to the smaller needle.
2) - Sit on the heating pad on which ever side I'll be sticking. Let my but and the PIO in the syringe warm up.
3) - Give the shot (the easy part, really). Rub, rub, rub the injection site with the piece of gauze for quite a while.
4) - Apply the heating pad to the appropriate side again and just roast my buns a bit for about 5-10min.
5) - Drag out my hand-held heat/massager. Massage for a few minutes.

The last 2 nights, this has resulted in far, far less rear-end soreness. There is still some there, but minor compared to the 1st several nights. I can sit down, stand up and all teh in-betweens without it hurting or being uncomfortable.

Sure, the whole process takes about twice as long, but in the end (*rimshot*), my kiester is thanking me. Definitely worth it! And again, I would do this 10x a day if I had to if it guaranteed this baby stays and arrives happy, healthy, in 35.5 more weeks.


  1. Glad you've found a way to make them more bearable! How long do you have to take them for?

  2. Sounds like a great plan. I'll have to try it. I completely agree about these shots being worth it, if the outcome is what we've been waiting so long for. Sending you lots of love.

  3. Great plan! And they're completely worth it - keep on taking them!