which I realize is PEANUTS compared to the weeks and weeks that many of you have done, and I had the opposite experience in that, for once, I was actually "glad" to have my little fatty layer on my butt/hips area. But, I did share your amazement at the size of that needle!!!! And the only thing that worked for me was to stop looking at it. Seriously. If you can get DH to even do the drawing up of the pio into the syringe and give you the shot, then go for it. If not, I would just recommend stop thinking about how big the needle is! Oh, and it really worked for me to lean over the bed, point my toes slightly inward so that I'm not engaging those muscles, and then shift all my weight to the side not getting the shot.