Saturday, September 17, 2011

Belly Break

I have been using my stomach as my personal pin cushion for the past 2+ years. My go to spot for any injections I needed to take and the more I thought about it I began to realize that my stomach had become my comfort zone for shots and the longer I began to hold back from using any other areas, the more I feared trying it out.

Now, I am not one to back down when it comes to trying something new; however, the thought of sticking a needle in my leg etc. was haunting me.   So many diabetics told me their favourite injection spots were places like their back or their arms and the whole time I couldn't help but think how terrifying that sounds.

My stomach is now marked with mini scars and bruises from endless abuse, left side, right side, left side, right side. At the hospital, after telling them my concerns they introduced me to a new type of site for my pump that allows me to put the site in anywhere I wish by just pressing a button.   She asked me if I wanted to try it that day, but being super timid I let her put it in me (and it wasn't that bad!)

So, she let me take some home for when I got up the courage to put in one myself.  This happened at 10:30 p.m the other day. I know nighttime isn't the best time, but at this point I was like it is now or never.  With Michelle there to witness it, I opened the confusing packaging and let Michelle record our adventure... because let's face it, I knew it was either going to go really well or horribly wrong.

So, we did it! I don't know how, but we worked together and the site was in and we laughed as we replayed the video.   Now, I think I will be hooked to these (literally).  I am excited for my box of silhouette sites to be done so I can buy some new ones and that way I can give my belly a much deserved vacation!  

Where is my site now you ask? Well I decided to put it on my side (almost my back)  Still close to familiar grounds, but also a little risque. 


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