So my abstinence efforts were compromised this afternoon after work. I had the idea just to avoid scences and people where coke would be around. However, seems my pals had trouble scoring, and needed to hit up SWIM for his contact. Contact was a nice guy, and gave SWIM a big line on delivery and also a little bag... about .5g. Obivously not completely altruistic.... just wants his no hassle customer back... :crazy I tried to put it away and not think about it. SWIM almost flushed it too. I went out for a walk... happened to stroll past the pharmacy, and gave into temptation... and got some synringes. The line earlier did not please his sinuses, so he thought he would rail it. Three shots. First was fine, no problems. Second, with the veins constricted, made it hard to find another spot. my veins just are not the protruding kind anyway. 3 or 4 failed pokes on different spots got annoying, and went back the roughly the same spot as before. Was OK... seemed to swell a little for about 20 min after the shot. The final shot... just could not find another place. Tried doing push-ups, heated towel on the other arm... tapped the area... no luck, and poked about 5 holes this time. Then decided to fuck it, and went back to the same spot. Blood seemed a little lighter than the dark heavy bein blood, but was fairly sure it wasn't an artery. No pressure for the plunger to go back up, no unusual pain on hitting the site. Pulling out though... there was more blood than usual.. dripped down the arm, but stopped after a wipe with a towel. An artery would not stop bleeding so easily... correct? Perhaps a small one would, but the one that would be near the vein in the elbow crook I think is a big one. I did go a little deep for this vein, 1/4 inch or so. After the shot though... my arm, from the elbow down, became totally numb on the surface... to the touch. Lasted about 1/2 hour. I thought the needle might have bumped a nerve. But there wasn't any pain in the arm. So I think that his vein, still healing from about a month ago from IV activity, wasn't strong yet. Repeated injections, caused the shot to "leak" back out into the tissue and got absorbed... causing the numbness? I am just guessing here. if You has a better idea of what happened.. it would be appreciated! Lastly, I did notice the vein that hits, offered a little resistance when putting the needle in.. I think that was scar tissue? I am kind of worried it might be a deep abscess or might have caused one today. I know that that would take a few days to show up but... Well.. that's it.