I'm just curious how many here follow the doctor's orders completely and how many are opting to do things their own way. And if you do things your own way, what parts of the doctor's orders do you follow more strictly than other parts?
I have only been working through this for a couple of weeks and the day I was diagnosed I was told to give my injections in my stomach. By the time I went back to the doctor 3 days later I had read about injections in the thighs and upper arms so I asked about giving my injections in those ares to be sure I shared the joy with all my inject-able area. My doctor told me that while those areas could be used he did not want me to because the medicine is absorbed differently in different areas. Well, my stomach now has little bruises in most of the injection spots and last night the injection was a bit more painful than most times and the injection site bled out a good bit. So, now I am considering moving to the thighs for a while to give my stomach a rest.
I have also read (not necessarily on these discussion boards) where some people give themselves additional injections if they have strayed from their diet such as when they have been to a party or other social function. This is not something I am considering, but it is just an example of another method I saw where people disregard the doctor's orders (in a strict sense of speaking).
I know we each should take ownership of our own medical well being and concern. But some things I think should not be played around with.
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