Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Remicade : Day 869

Almost 2 and a half years now and I have some advice for those of you, like myself, that has problems with thin veins....this is what I do when it's "Infusion Day".

Before I leave for the clinic I run my hand under warm water to make the vein pop out, then dry it and slip a ski glove on (yes I do this in summer as well).  When I get to the clinic, I take off the glove and put it under a heating pad and crank it up to high.  By the time the nurse gets to me to insert the needle, my veins are puffed up like they're swollen and about to burst......and the needle slides right in easily and no pain.  Awesome.

Give it a try next time.....

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