I recently switched to Fragmin (a blood thinner) and receive daily injections. The original plan was to give them to myself daily however fear quickly took over and this was no longer an option. Since then I have been feeling really deflated about the whole thing. Considering everything I have been through the last while, giving myself a needle truly should be the least of my worries. It’s amazing though how our body reacts when fear takes over.
So, for day five of my healing process I really thought it was important to face my fear. I arranged with our cousin Courtney to demonstrate how it is done and we practiced injecting an apple over and over again. Helen and Rion were also there supporting and encouraging me. I knew it was important to just take the plunge and do it but it seemed the longer I practiced the more nervous I was getting. Then Rion and I made a deal and knowing I could not break a promise I did it. Before I knew it, the needle was in and I slowly pushed in the medication and it was done. I did it! I faced my fear!
I immediately felt so proud to have conquered my fear, regardless of how small it may seem to some. I had my mother-in-law, Arlene and my friends Milla and Leah giving me my injections up until this point so I was pleased Courtney helped me find my new found confidence. As Robin Sharma says, “Run towards your fears. On the other side of your greatest fears…lives your greatest life.” And I did just that – I can accomplish anything!
Day Five: Face fear.