I gave myself my first injection this evening. It is far from what you would typically think of as "getting a shot". I was a little nervous about it, so even though I had injection teaching at the clinic, I watched the injection teaching video on the CAR website. It helped remind me of all the steps and was a great visual aid. As far as the injection itself, it was amazingly simple. I didn't feel the needle or the medication at all! After I finished, I did get a slight sensation somewhere between an itch and a burn. It wasn't as painful as it was irritating, mainly because I wanted to scratch it and know I can't. I may get tired of being a pincushion, but for now, I am very optimistic about the rest of the Lupron injections.