So...a few days ago SWIM lost her needle virginity. She got some good coke she's snorted before and she took a clean needle in those plastic cases, put in some coke powder, put in tap water, and shook it up. There were still chunks in there but the needle tip was too skinny to let anything but liquid through it. Let any air out of the needle and disinfected site, needle tip, fingers, everything. SWIM put it in, pulled back a bit and nothing. Put it in a bit further and pulled back. BINGO! blood. Hit that main vein everyone shoots up in. Injected slowly and pulled out, bled a bit. Disinfected again. The cool part was when SWIM pushed the plunger up and the blood mixed with coke in the syringe fizzled away. Like when ya shake up a soda can. o-0 But yeah..all I had was a tiny dot. Then a few days normal purple bruising. Now purple and yellow. Still mild and small but SWIM's arm hurts tho. Sometimes. Like parts of her hand sometimes and where I shot up and sometimes up in her shoulder area. For the first few days I felt it in her other arm so she thought it was all in her head but yeah. Kinda hurts sometimes n it's been like...3 or 4 days. Is this normal? SWIM's found TONS of info on HOW to shoot up but nothing on what it's gonna be like the few days after and what to watch out for, or what a forming infection looks like or anything. It looks totally fine, like when she got her blood drawn. But her arm hurts sometimes. Mild pain. Kinda paranoid about it.