I had a laugh over a comment that Kelly59 had made a few weeks ago to a blog post I’d made about “Missing Salvador Dali – aka my Animas 202 insulin pump” . I guess the way my title read – it did sound like something had happened to him – but at that time – we’d had a difficult day of sailing.
Now that I’m back with Salvador (it’s been a few weeks). I’m beginning to enjoy the benefits of being back on the pump, despite my original aversion to placing the infusion sets into my skin when I was thinking about going back on the pump. You would think after all the years of being diabetic; I’d be used to being a dart board. Many of you are probably nodding in agreement with me here, “we” never get used to it, but it’s just something we have to do in order to stay alive.
What brings me to referencing my previous blog was that on Sunday past, we went sailing. We are cramming as much as we can into the weekends we have left available to enjoy our “floating cottage” as we like to call it (next week we take the mast down – sob). I had to go up front to the boat at one point to fix our jib, doing the old balancing act of staying onboard the boat as the winds had picked up abit (my gymnastics teacher would be proud of me now). Coming back into the cockpit, I felt something banging at my lower legs. Salvador was hanging around my knees, unclipped from my waistband! This has never happened to me in the short time I’ve been wearing a pump. What I was very glad of is that the infusion set I was having to use – an Inset II– was not pulled out. I usually use the Contact Detach so the stress would have been placed on the area where I detach my pump from the infusion set. The Inset II doesn’t have this – it goes directly into your skin, with no escape hatch so to speak. Of course, the first thing that came to my mind was Kelly59’s comment – and how close I could have lost Salvador. Maybe she’s psychic?
Hmm, I wonder how often does this happen to other PWD’s on pumps that their pumps decide to take a joy ride off their owner?