Well, recently that hash tag statement went abit wild on Twitter and other social media areas. Mainly I think due in fact to Ms. Idaho’s recent win – and showing off her insulin pump proudly (wonder if she has a name for hers like I have always done with my pumps?).
This past weekend I was sailing with some friends on Jenna’s Journey. I decide to be brave, and show off my pump after I’d had a splish splosh in the water (I no longer wear my Animas 2020 aka George Michael in water due to trying to keep him functioning as long as I can, as he no longer is under warranty).
So, viola …. here I am poising with him clipped onto me after I came back on board (well – clipped back on about 1 hour later I REMEMBERED that I had to reengage him). I know …. Bad, bad, bad.
One thing though, since having that picture taken. George has taken a few dives of his own. Off my body. I’ve been using a longer infusion tube (36”) due to the fact I can stick him into my pockets of my button up front dresses, skirts, pants. He’s easier to access to do calculations, etc.
Well, long tubing means, when he takes a dive, he goes plunk onto the ground. For the picture above, I only clipped him on temporarily, but after that he was sitting "snug" under my rash guard, until I did something that made him plop out). Twice on the weekend he went clunk, OUCH, onto the gel coat of our sailboat. It sounded HORRIBLE. I thought for sure I had killed him!!!
Of course, I examined him like I would a real life baby, checking for any cracks, etc. Trying not to tickle him.
And to top it all off, last night, I remember having one dream of dropping him, and the casing cracking. I think I woke up to that pretty startled, realised I was dreaming, went back to the land of nod.
So, just now, after having done an infusion change (with a 23” tubing for a change of pace). I’ve now dressed him all up in one of the skins I’ve gotten over the years at Friends For Life events in Canada. If he ever takes another plunge, at least he’s got that protection. Much like we have for our mobile phones.
Oh – and notice – I’m back in reduced basal mode again? This seems to be a common thing with me lately even with my weight gain, which should be reverse, you would think I need MORE insulin. Thank goodness for being able to do that with a pump as well as SUSPEND.
Now, if only I could get a royal blue colour for him …… Animas Canada ….. are you reading this? Hint! Hint!