Wednesday Twofer: Bummed
Why not think of this as two weeks’ worth of Wordless Wednesdays? (try saying that five times fast!). Though, because I tend to be incredibly verbose, I’ve given up on the Wordless part.
Anyway, here’s the Wordless Wednesday post I had planned for last week:
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I’ve really grown to like the Mio infusion set, and have been using it for every third or fourth site-change until I deplete my supply of the other kind. Knowing it’s about time to switch makes me feel a little down.
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This isn’t the post that went up last week. My actual post from last Wednesday was of a purple ketone strip and a misguided CGM reading, which turned out to be a consequence of the above. Since I was running on empty, I did a set-change last Tuesday, and the new Sure-T that I inserted failed me.
So at 3 o’clock in the morning, I replaced it with a Silhouette. An angled, long-needled, irritatingly familiar Silhouette. A Silhouette that comes with 42-inches of glorious tubing (ten inches more than the leading brand). Not wanting to go through the whole tube-fill procedure again when I could’ve been sleeping, I unplugged the 32-inch Sure-T tubing from the bum infusion set and plugged it into the freshly inserted Sil. (Hopefully, I remembered to fill the cannula with 0.7 units, but in hindsight, I’m not so sure I did). I saved the 42-inch tubing for later.
Sometime over the next few days, it was time for that Sil to go, and I put in another Sure-T. But rather than use the included tubing, I retrieved the precious 42-inch tubing that I had stashed away.
It was wonderful. For three (and a half… shhh) days I could get dressed without bungee-pumping. I could poop without securing my pump safely in my shirt pocket or in my mouth (ewww, I know.)
[end of interlude -- now for this week's post]
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I’ve really grown to like the 42-inch pump tubing. Sadly, they don’t come with any of my preferred infusion sets, but occasionally I get to bask in its luxurious comforts. Knowing I’ve soon got to switch makes me feel a little down.