Tuesday, July 27, 2010
That's the Spot!
This is my fourth day on the insulin pump and I can hardly believe that it's even been that long. It still feels a little unreal to me at this point and when people ask me if it's just temporary and I say well it's kind of for forever - it hits me that, yes I could wear an insulin pump for many, many years.
As far as wearing it daily it hasn't been a problem. At the daycare, one of the little boys says "K'na and Pump" which really reminds me that I am no longer just "K'na" I also come with a pump - kind of like Barbie with all her accessories - oh and I do require 1 AAA battery.
I think I have also figured out the whole going to bed with the insulin pump. I clipped it to the front of my pajamas. Last night it worked out well and I actually got a good night sleep between blood sugar checks. I went low at 3:00 a.m and had to have a juice box, but I have adjusted my basal rate even more so hopefully tonight there will be no emergency juice at 3:00 a.m.
I am looking forward to the end of the week, so that I can at least relax a little bit more since this week has been pretty hectic between figuring out the pump and working. I don't mind at all working while being on the pump and I am glad that I didn't take any time off because it hasn't been a problem at all.
This weekend Clinton and I are visiting the Maheu's for a BBQ which will be nice. I know that the boys will probably be very excited to check out my new pump! If they thought the needles and meter was cool wait till they check out the pump and the meter that can send messages to the pump through the air!