Is It June Yet?

As I am sure most of you are aware, I have a 9 month old son – Sam.
I am also 25 weeks pregnant.
This means I am expecting my 2nd baby in the same month Sam turns 1 – EEK!

It is more than fair to say I am tired now!!
I’m not great at being pregnant.
I’ve got a bad back at the best of times, but pregnancy also gives me
bad hips, so walking & carrying my 25lb baby around is difficult.
I also have funny blood, so am injecting Clexane daily to avoid DVT as well.

So it is a fair assumption that I wish I could Fast Forward to the
end of June/start of July and start enjoying life (and my family) again.
A few people have asked me recently how I am managing to inject myself
in my stomach every day. I am never sure if they want a graphic
description of me pinching my flab & ramming the needle in, or if
they mean emotionally. Either way – I do it because the alternative is
much more traumatic.

I have to say, the Clexane injections are a lot less traumatic than
the Innohep was I had to inject when I was carrying Sam – I actually
looked like a battered wife I had so many bruises. The Clexane doesn’t
bruise – which is a huge plus.

I have been getting a lot of traffic into my blog lately via the
keyword Clexane, so I very much get the impression lots of people out
there are on it. I know it is usually given if you have a Caesarian
Section, so for that reason I am considering doing a video blog of the
actual process of injecting myself. It took me a good few weeks of
injecting before I was confident doing it, so I am sure a few people
would benefit from actually watching someone with a bit of experience
administering it.

If you’re reading this and are totally bewildered as to what Clexane or Innohep are….. Lucky you!!
They are daily injections which thin your blood and help to prevent blood clots or Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT).
If your mobility is reduced, (like after an operation or caesarian), you
are usually prescribed 1 injection a day for 6-12 weeks depending on
the surgery.
I have to inject myself daily from 13 weeks pregnant until 6 weeks after
the baby is born as I have very thick blood, which is high risk of
clotting.

This post is really a pre-warning – If you don’t want to see the blog
post….. watch out for one called “How To Inject Clexane” in the coming
weeks – that’ll be the one to avoid!!

And for the nosey ones out there…. The photo at the top of the page is of a clexane syringe pre & post injection….

This is an Innohep syringe post injection:

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