Survived the Needles

Ah yes, thirty-one pokes with needles, but I made it through.  Dr. M. said she used a higher dose than Dr. G.  I’m anxious to see how this pans out but she said it may take up to two weeks.

The Botox injections were a better experience this time around.  For one thing, the sites were swabbed with alcohol beforehand.  Dr. G. didn’t sanitize, and though one professional said that’s not such a big deal, I appreciated the cleansing.  Afterall, there can be dirt and sweat in the pores, and it just feels like the proper thing to do.  When I brought along my own Cottonelle wipes to the second round of Botox at Dr. G’s, he asked what I was doing!  I felt better wiping my forehead, face and neck to minimize risk of infection.

Another difference was that my face didn’t crunch as much.  I believe that’s because I didn’t have to “pose” my face like I did for Dr. G.  He’d have me grimace or clench my jaw or do a Groucho Marks look.  Yes indeed, that was memorable.

Lastly, Dr. M did’t need to refer to package insert notes.  There was no nervousness on her part or her assisant’s.  The shots still hurt but I made it through.  In fact, I actually thought I still had more shots coming when the doctor said I was done!

So now I wait.

This post is my opinion only and not meant to be taken as advice.  As always please consult with a physician before underoing any treatment.

About andreamarjulie

Just trying to navigate a life circumvented by chronic migraines. Sometimes I write about managing with those, but at other times I am prone to deviate a bit.
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