a chocolate kiss, burst of laughter to skin piercing

… Wiping the needle, sterilizing the prong and then emitting the fluid into my muscle.

Then…psss.. like air that spurts out of a hot chocolate soufflé.

The kind with hot chocolate cake smothered with creamy warm dark brown choco sauce running down the sides, topped with whipped cream and ice cream.

As I stood up it came over me as a feeling of……psss . Just like the air coming out of that gorgeous fluffy airborne cake and my shoulders fell relaxed with ease, as I had made the deadline.

The hospital social worker, who first heard my story, roared with laughter as she commented on her shock as she was taken completely by surprise when she filtered the delicious sweet chocolate into my unexpected association with the jab.

Who ever thought that a chocolate kiss could add a burst of laughter to skin piercing?

As I heard B. explain how she uses my story, laughs raucously as she is injected and the nurses react in amazement at her outward expression, I am reminded how tips from experience can help others.