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!

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