It’s always amazing how fast these Prostap Injections comes round, I have them every 12 weeks or 84 days and when I put them in the calendar it seems like they are a very long way away but before I know it I am phoning up the GP to book myself in for the next one!
And this one was no different, I called the GP about 2 weeks ago and got a slot booked in for today.
These days it is difficult to know whether to go early or not and also will I get a parking space or not. It helps having the Blue Badge as I can park closer and in places I wouldn’t normally be able to.
Anyway I arrived just before my allotted time and pressed the buzzer, my name was taken and I could just about make out the clicking of the keyboard as my name was checked. And then in my mind I could hear the steps of the receptionist making her way to the front door.
I was directed to the waiting room.
And after a few minutes I was in to see the nurse who was all set to go.
As I was wearing my spinal brace she asked if I would like to have the injection in my stomach while standing up which I opted to do, she had recorded that the last injection was in my right side and so this one was to be in the left side.
A sharp prick in my stomach and the injection was done and I was heading home.
12 weeks until the next one!!
Two days later and a very angry bruise has developed where the injection was done, I have had some minor bruising in the past but nothing like this! You can see the circle where a small sticking plaster was put over the injection site.
The good news is that it looks worse than it feels, there is no pain at all!