has been an injection user for 5+ years in a row, and is now spending up to 20 hours straight without finding a site.. it is not that SWIM is afraid of trying odd places.. SWIM blew out the little hand and on top of foot veins long ago, even the one right above the ankle bone.. of course inside elbows are gone.. SWIM has recently been working on the thigh area, but is still spending 10/15 hours poking around on the thighs trying to find a spot.. is SWIM just out of veins? LOL? SWIM has recently had to make several emergency room visits just to sneak off with the i.v in SWIMS arm to use for a few hours.. since SWIM does not have insurance, these hospital trips have to stop...
SWIM has googled many different websites looking up placements of different veins to use, but so far hasnt had any luck with those spots..
SWIM sees a few close to the surface veins on swims breasts that seem like they should work.. has any ladies out there had success with this??
SWIM has also tried finding spots on hips, stomach and even armpits.. so SWIM is not afraid to try anything SWIM can reach... SWIM is very familiar with covering spots up with makeup, hasnt failed yet lol..
Seem like even getting under the brightest light around and twisting swims body in every single way swim can, swim STILL spends 12 hours before swim gives up and puts the injection in the natural fat on swims arm or buttocks (remembering from childhood the shots given in those areas).. but to swim, putting it in those locations is a waste..
Swim uses 10/13 packs a day and litterly 90% of it is not getting directly into the vein.. so you can see why SWIM is frustrated.. expensive habbit is no longer enjoyable..
Swim uses 30 gauge 1/2CC 12.7 insulin syringes (since nothing else is available near swims location) and this is part of the rigging swim was taught to use.. and just a normal piece of 1 inch elastic band (bought at a fabric store) for a tourniquet.. so any info on what different set up to look/as for, would be appreciated..
So anyways, as for the one spot swim will hit once every few days, that spot only lasts 1ce, 2ce maybe 3 times if swim is lucky and swim is getting sick of it... If swim is doing something wrong, that i wasnt tought or hadnt figured out, plz let swim know.. the person who taught me was a one time quick lesson.. do swim has had to learn everything else on swims own.. even the mistake of hitting an artery, which swim keeps doing now a days..and now SWIM is over pariniod about when feeling for a spot, not being able to tell the difference (when sick) between artery and just the pulse coming from SWIMS finger tips..
Also, how long does it take for a vein to work again? I have had a very few spots come back and others disappear forever.. is that right or is swim doing something wrong??
Any and all serious replies are greatly appreciated..
B.T.W. Hope the terminology "SWIM" is correct.. joined the site a while ago & forgot, so now is 1st time reading & posting.. apologies if not correct..