I did the empower thing last night. I even had the lunacy to do the lancing and collecting on my own, while my wife was working.  Which I believe was a mistake, as I don’t think I got enough blood into the container.

Plus I got light headed so I wasn’t thinking clearly when I was performing the collection. If I have to do it again, I’ll definitely allow my wife to do it.
The light headedness along with an out of control brood really made it tougher than it should have been. But at least I had the courage to do it myself…twice. I absolutely loathe needles of any sort.