Cgm sensor issues

I changed my sensor for the first time yesterday. I had issues the very first time, but I thought that maybe it was just because it was new to me. Taking the starter needle out was difficult and attaching the transmitter. My husband was home and helped. He also had a hard time. Anyone else have these problems, and any suggestions on how to make it easier? I have such a hard time I was thinking about keeping it in longer. I was told only 6 days though. It’s definitely not what I thought it would be.