Thursday, June 24, 2010

Back on the Pump--Day 1

I’m back on the pump and it’s not as bad as I remembered it to be! This is my first full day on it, and I have to say, it’s not bothering me at all. I was down at the beach for a few days this week and on our way back home, my husband and I stopped at my doctor’s office to get my pump training started. The whole time I was on vacation I was thinking about my appointment and how much easier life is going to be with my new pump. It’s weird how different I felt about it four years ago. I was disgusted with the sight of it and it actually depressed me. Now I’m completely ok with it. I am a little nervous about taking it out for the first time. I hope history doesn’t repeat itself and I don’t end up with a giant bruise. I’m also a little nervous about inserting a new one—that should be interesting. Right now I’m practicing with saline, but hopefully next week I’ll be ready for insulin. I wish I would have started the pump before going down to the beach. It would have made it so much easier. It’s such a pain to bring the insulin pens in hot weather—I always have to remember the ice pack in my bag and it just takes up extra space, it drives me crazy! I’m looking forward to not having to worry about that!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Back on the Pump!

I never thought I would say this, but I'm actually going to try going on the pump again. I tried it for a day about four years ago and I hated it. I had an appointment with my endo the other day and I was finally talked into giving it another try. This time I'm not as against it. I think I'm ready to give up the daily shots and finger pricks (I'm going to try the continuous glucose monitor as well). It sounds like a lot of things stuck to my body 24/7, but I'm hoping I'll get used to it this time. I was told that if I want to try to get pregnant in another year or two, I should really go on the pump. So I shall!

I'm not going to lie, I'm really nervous about it. I've been trying to figure out how I can make it work in my daily life. For instance, I started cardio kickboxing a few weeks ago (which I would recommend to anyone---it's a tough workout, but awesome). Is the pump going to get in the way of doing crunches? Is it going to fall out from all the sweat? It would have been helpful this morning though. Before class started, my sugar was down to 31! I was having a weird morning with my levels, but was hoping it would be normal by the time I got there. Of course it wasn't and I had already gone through three juice boxes by that point. Luckily this sweet girl in class offered me some cookies she had in her car, which did the trick. If I had the continuous glucose monitor I would have known my sugar levels before hand and could have corrected it early on. I'm looking forward to having that.

The other thing I'm worried about is where am I going to put the pump when I'm wearing a dress? I'm in a friend's wedding in October and I'm not sure what I'm going to do about the pump while wearing the bridesmaid dress. I guess I'll worry about that when the time comes. For now, I'm just looking forward to getting this thing started...again. This time I'll give it more than a day to get used to it.