Monday, May 29, 2006

Screw the Pump Again

Well, today is my two week aniversarry of pumping. Or would be anyways. That is...if my pump were working. Guess what- it's not really waterproof! One half hour in the pool and it's totally broken. My new pump will be here wednesday. So 40 hours of shots. I think I'm gonna go cry now. Bye.


Andrea said...

hey, I'm sorry that the pump's causing you all this aggravation. Sometimes I think that it's more trouble than it's worth... and then I remember having to shoot up everytime I eat something (or just because)... and I snap out of it.

But, honestly, I try to keep in mind that it's a mechanical device that isn't perfect and, yes, we're bound to hit a snag now and then. Sadly, it doesn't work as effortlessly and perfectly as a pancreas.

Belive me, I've had more than my share of pump problems and all of them at the most inappropriate and inconvenient know that I feel your pain. I guess, b/c of that, it makes sense that I describe my relationship with the pump as love/hate. I love when it works as it should and aids me in controlling this disease, but I hate it when I run into problems or it fails on me for some reason or another. I can not even put into words my frustration with dealing with the pump at times...nor would it be polite too (too many cuss words). However, despite all the frustration and aggravation, I still am a pumper so that must tell you something.

As for your situation, try and do your best with the shots. I know it sucks, but at least you know that a replacement is on the way and this isn't forever.

Hang in there! ;)

Keith said...

Hang in there Megan, it will get better. The first few weeks, as you can imagine are the worst. Trying to re-orient your thinking around the pump can be a challenge and then to have equipment failure on top of that is a bummer.

My Minimed fristed out on me a couple of times, but I was able to limp through until the replacement arrived. I used to lap swim with mine too until they pulled the 'waterproof' label. Fortunately I didn't have any problems.

Keep the faith. We're rooting for you!

Kerri. said...

If I had one of those posters -- the one with the little tabby cat hanging onto a branch, claws dug in and eyes wide, caption reading: Hang in there! -- I would roll it up and mail it to you.

Hang in there, Megan.

Megan said...

Thanks for your support guys. Ya'll are really great!

About an hour after I hung up with Smith's rep, my pump revived itself. I'm hooked up now and we have a cruising altitude of 113 in the bs department. I'm getting new pump anyways, but smith's rep told me if it's working, going ahead and use it. So I'm back to being happy.

karondaray said...

I have been reading your post since the day you got your pump. My girl just got her pump and started training... the first site went in just fine, thankfully. There was a momment of terror in her eyes but was quickly taken over by a moment of being very proud. i am hopping by reading about other peoples experiences with the pump i will have some knowledge of what to do when that time comes for her. Thank you for your honest reports of life with the pump.