Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Difficult Day One

So day one of training didn't go so hot. I decided to infuse before I worked out yesterday and lets just say I didn't go so smooth. I tried to use my trusty hand vein and it instantly blew. I was discouraged and decided to let my girlfriend give it all try. No luck. I decided to try again....and again...and again. After blowing four hand veins and my girlfriend trying three times I decided on some professional help. My mom is a fabulous nurse and I went to her house where she nailed it on the first try! After eight pokes I was finally able to workout! Lets hope this goes smoother in the future.

Has anyone had similar experiences? This may have been one of the most frustrating and difficult experiences infusing that I have ever had. I would love to hear some helpful hints so this won't happen again!


  1. Perhaps you can put your mom in your pack while you climb Kili ... she might fit ;-)

  2. Dude, that's intense! I don't think I have ever had to give it more than two goes! But then, again my veins are big enough I could probably treat with my eyes shut. Just randomly came across your blog and wanted to say that I dig it. I've never really been involved in the community (i.e., I don't know any hemos my age), but it is nice to see others out there doing similar things as me! I used to live in your neck of the woods (Boulder - now I live in SF), so it is a shame I didn't run into you years ago. It would have been fun to have shredded some moguls with another hemo.

  3. Hey great to hear from a fellow hemo! Yeah that was probably the worst day of infusion ever! I'm not entirely sure what went wrong but I know I hadn't drank any water that day so that probably didn't help. Kind of a bummer we didn't meet out here, probably would've blown peoples minds that two hemos were rippin the moguls. If you're ever out in the area you know where to find me!