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.

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