After almost three decades of finger-sticks (not counting that big block of time during and after college when I didn’t bother) it’s rare that I feel anything more than a slight discomfort when the lancet plunges into my finger. Most times I don’t feel anything at all (thank you, callouses!).
But suddenly . . . . ouch!! Each and every prick started hurting!! #soundsdirtybutisn’t The first time I thought “Well, yeah, sometimes they do just hurt”. The second time I thought maybe I had hit a nerve. The third time I thought I should make sure I wasn’t pricking the same exact spot over and over. The next few times I just ignored it. I knew I didn’t need to change my lancet, because I change it every morning. (Weird, I know, whatever.) Finally I had enough of the pain and looked at my lancing device.
What?? A depth setting of 4.5???? How ever did it get switched to 4.5??
Ahhhhh, that’s more like it. Back to comfortable finger-sticks. Well, relatively speaking - because it’s still puncturing my finger and making it bleed. Thank goodness for those aforementioned callouses!