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  1. Don't forget to "aspirate" the needle before injecting the oil, so that you are sure you are not in a blood vessel. If it goes in easy, that could be trouble.


  2. Quote Originally Posted by wildfox
    Don't forget to "aspirate" the needle before injecting the oil, so that you are sure you are not in a blood vessel. If it goes in easy, that could be trouble.
    true but a few airpockets are not going to kill you. Now a cc or more then you might have a slight problem. It may be have to be injected more into a vein for it to do damage. With 27 gauge 1/2 inch i do not think you need to worry. Now year ago when I was just starting out my freind use to litterallly use my azz as a dart board when giving me shots. Luckily he had good aim LOL How were we to know we were young and naive. Best time I had was giving a newbe a shot. i get and 18 gauge 2.5 inch needle and load it up and be like ok you ready.

    Should have seen look on his face..kodak moment definetly. Those were the good old day (sigh)
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  3. It's true that a tiny airbubble or two won't hurt....in muscle tissue. A "bolus" (ball) of oil in a blood vessel will hurt on its way the heart where it will kill.

  4. Quote Originally Posted by hardasnails1973
    true but a few airpockets are not going to kill you. Now a cc or more then you might have a slight problem. It may be have to be injected more into a vein for it to do damage. With 27 gauge 1/2 inch i do not think you need to worry. Now year ago when I was just starting out my freind use to litterallly use my azz as a dart board when giving me shots. Luckily he had good aim LOL How were we to know we were young and naive. Best time I had was giving a newbe a shot. i get and 18 gauge 2.5 inch needle and load it up and be like ok you ready.

    Should have seen look on his face..kodak moment definetly. Those were the good old day (sigh)
    LMAO! Man that is funny! Like using a spear gun on the poor guy!

    My Rx was for 25g 1", so that is what I am stuck with. I'll be ok when it is time for the next one. All though I must admit a bit of anxiety until all goes well again.

  5. Quote Originally Posted by wildfox
    Don't forget to "aspirate" the needle before injecting the oil, so that you are sure you are not in a blood vessel. If it goes in easy, that could be trouble.
    I aspirated, so I don't think that was the problem. I think I was too much on top of my quad and too close to the knee. Even injecting the oil hurt like hell, so it beats me. Next time will be a bit more on the side just a tad. Really do appreciate the comments though.

  6. Quote Originally Posted by SoMdHunter
    I aspirated, so I don't think that was the problem. I think I was too much on top of my quad and too close to the knee. Even injecting the oil hurt like hell, so it beats me. Next time will be a bit more on the side just a tad. Really do appreciate the comments though.
    Here is a good link that may help.
    SpotInjections.com
    Phil

  7. Quote Originally Posted by pmgamer18
    Here is a good link that may help.
    SpotInjections.com
    Phil
    Thanks gamer. I went there and found out I was a way too much on top of my quad and too far down (close to the knee). I probably hit right in between where the 2 muscles come together. In a couple of days, I'll be sure to get more slightly off center and on the upper quad more.

    Thanks again.......

  8. An update to my thread. Tomorrow will be injection #5 and the TRT is more noticeable. For the first time in years I am actually getting horny! I'm starting to get 3/4 erections when we start fouling around, so at least I am seeing an improvement! The wife and I have plans for a Friday session of sex. After all this time, I may have a bit of a confidence problem, but we will see.

    Tomorow's injection will be another quad shot. I've done my homework, and don't expect the results I got with the last one.

  9. Quote Originally Posted by SoMdHunter
    An update to my thread. Tomorrow will be injection #5 and the TRT is more noticeable. For the first time in years I am actually getting horny! I'm starting to get 3/4 erections when we start fouling around, so at least I am seeing an improvement! The wife and I have plans for a Friday session of sex. After all this time, I may have a bit of a confidence problem, but we will see.

    Tomorow's injection will be another quad shot. I've done my homework, and don't expect the results I got with the last one.
    Great take some Cialis to help it along.
    Phil

  10. Quote Originally Posted by pmgamer18
    Great take some Cialis to help it along.
    Phil
    Just so happens my Dr. gave me some to try. I haven't responded to Viagra or Levitra in a long time, so we will see. But trust me, I plan on giving it (or in this case her) all I've got!
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  11. Quote Originally Posted by SoMdHunter
    Just so happens my Dr. gave me some to try. I haven't responded to Viagra or Levitra in a long time, so we will see. But trust me, I plan on giving it (or in this case her) all I've got!
    Take it after you eat at noon and you will be good to go that night.
    Phil

  12. Another quick update:

    Tonight was leg day and injection day. I took it easy as I was very apprehensive about the injection. Bottom line though, nice and sweet! I injected into the right quad, slightly off center further up towards the hip, right in the meat of the muscle. Totally painless! After aspirating, I pushed the plunger nice and slow to allow the muscle absorb all the oil. Once complete, I left the needle in for a few seconds and slowly withdrew. Only the smallest droplet of blood came to the surface. Now THAT is how it should always be!

    So I learned a lesson from last week, and I'm feeling much more comfortable doing this. Next week (before my next injection) I need to get some blood work done to see where my levels are at. So stay tuned, this may get interesting.

  13. That's good to hear! It must put your mind at rest and there won't be the same amount of drama the next time.

  14. Quote Originally Posted by kincaiddave
    That's good to hear! It must put your mind at rest and there won't be the same amount of drama the next time.
    LOL! Or pain! That was more tramatic than the drama!

    Am very interested in seeing the blood test results. Erections are definitley stronger, but not as long lasting as they should be. But most certainly an improvement! Even the wife is very happy with the results and told me she is most definitely interesting in sex, now that I am returning to my old self again.

  15. Well, overall the "session" with the wife was a successful failure. Erection strength and quality was pretty good, but it seems I'm still dealing with a lack of sensation. E2 to high maybe? Blood tests should tell me something this next week.

  16. Quote Originally Posted by SoMdHunter
    Well, overall the "session" with the wife was a successful failure. Erection strength and quality was pretty good, but it seems I'm still dealing with a lack of sensation. E2 to high maybe? Blood tests should tell me something this next week.
    If it is because of high E2 it takes some time to come back.
    Phil

  17. It was one of your posts I believe that has me thinking it is E2 related.

    I'm getting blood work done this next Thursday before my next injection. Results should give a better picture of what is going on. I'll post them when I get the results.

  18. Just an update a few days before blood work. Still no morning wood, but erections are finally back when aroused. I'm actually feeling like a man again. Great mood, sleeping well, sex on my mind again.

    Nipples are still erect as ever, and I want to take care of that. I haven't seen my GP in the gym the last 2 weeks, so he may be on vacation. I hope not, I need him to approve the blood tests for me.
  19. A Rant!


    I called my GP to get my blood work done, only to find out he is TAD to Africa of all places. (He is active duty military.....I'm retired.) and won't be back until Jan! Now I have no idea what the hell to do, since he is the only one that can get the blood work.

    The plan was to get the blood work done tomorrow morning.....that ain't happening. To say I am upset is an understatement!!

  20. Quote Originally Posted by SoMdHunter
    I called my GP to get my blood work done, only to find out he is TAD to Africa of all places. (He is active duty military.....I'm retired.) and won't be back until Jan! Now I have no idea what the hell to do, since he is the only one that can get the blood work.

    The plan was to get the blood work done tomorrow morning.....that ain't happening. To say I am upset is an understatement!!
    Call his office and get a script for the blood work go to a blood lab like Quest and have the blood done and make sure they send the test to you in the mail.
    Phil

  21. I've got to agree with Phil. Are you sure your doc is the only one that can write you a script? There has to be someone else.

  22. Well, the military has a way of complicating everything. I have to get my Uro to order the blood work, but the referral to him has expired now. The plan now is I 'm going to call my Uro and have him fax my military treatment facility and ask for a new referral. Once he receives that, he can do the blood work in his office and the insurance will cover it.

    That is the best I can do for now. The military won't do the blood work since I am not directly under their care for HRT. And since I'm under the care of my Uro, I can't ask for the referral myself. Do I hear Catch-22? Whole process will take a couple of weeks, even with the Holidays.

    In the mean time, I'll stay with the current protocol of weekly injections. At least my test levels will be stable.

  23. Just a note to this thread.

    Attempted another session with the wife today. Couldn't maintain or finish! This is really starting to piss me off! Some Christmas gift. I had planned on really having a great time today.

  24. Quote Originally Posted by SoMdHunter
    Just a note to this thread.

    Attempted another session with the wife today. Couldn't maintain or finish! This is really starting to piss me off! Some Christmas gift. I had planned on really having a great time today.
    I think if you got some Indolplex/DIM in 4 to 7 days you would do much better but then I think I told you this before.
    PhytoPharmica Indolplex with DIM
    If your Estradiol is high taking Viagra will not help it kills your sex life gives you bad ED and trouble reaching an orgasm.
    Are you doing anything for Estradiol.
    Phil

  25. Quote Originally Posted by pmgamer18
    I think if you got some Indolplex/DIM in 4 to 7 days you would do much better but then I think I told you this before.
    PhytoPharmica Indolplex with DIM
    If your Estradiol is high taking Viagra will not help it kills your sex life gives you bad ED and trouble reaching an orgasm.
    Are you doing anything for Estradiol.
    Phil
    Yeppers, got some on order now. I have noticed I feel much better and perform better a couple of days after my injection. I'm now due in 2 days, so I'm thinking E2 is in fact causing the problem, as well as dropping test levels. I've been thinking about twice weekly injections at 1/2 dosage like you, just to see how it goes.
    I thank ya kindly pmgamer.

  26. Quote Originally Posted by SoMdHunter
    Yeppers, got some on order now. I have noticed I feel much better and perform better a couple of days after my injection. I'm now due in 2 days, so I'm thinking E2 is in fact causing the problem, as well as dropping test levels. I've been thinking about twice weekly injections at 1/2 dosage like you, just to see how it goes.
    I thank ya kindly pmgamer.
    Also to help your liver get rid of the E's that get converted from E2 take some TMG at bed time some of it converts into SAM E and you will sleep better. As per Dr. John.
    49% OffTMG Trimethylglycine 750mg 120 caps,Source Naturals - 49% Off Source Naturals T
    Phil

  27. Quote Originally Posted by pmgamer18
    Also to help your liver get rid of the E's that get converted from E2 take some TMG at bed time some of it converts into SAM E and you will sleep better. As per Dr. John.
    49% OffTMG Trimethylglycine 750mg 120 caps,Source Naturals - 49% Off Source Naturals T
    Phil
    Will do. Just gotta wait for the next payday to come around, I ran out pay from the last one. I still got lots of days, just no pay!

  28. Just an update on my log. Completed my weekly injection on schedule. Everything remains about the same. Libido has increased, so has performance, but not like it should. Gonna try the DIM and see what happens.

    On a side note, I HAVE noticed strength has increased in the gym. Not significantly, but certainly noticeable.

  29. Quote Originally Posted by SoMdHunter
    Just an update on my log. Completed my weekly injection on schedule. Everything remains about the same. Libido has increased, so has performance, but not like it should. Gonna try the DIM and see what happens.

    On a side note, I HAVE noticed strength has increased in the gym. Not significantly, but certainly noticeable.
    Don't feel bad I was able to go for a 30 min. walk today for the first time in a dam long time and I felt good after. Things are looking up we will get there and may fall back to I know I do a lot but I keep at it.
    Phil

  30. Quote Originally Posted by pmgamer18
    Don't feel bad I was able to go for a 30 min. walk today for the first time in a dam long time and I felt good after. Things are looking up we will get there and may fall back to I know I do a lot but I keep at it.
    Phil
    Thanks for the encouragement Phil. I really appreciate it. The progress is slow and steady, that is for sure.
  

  
 

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