Saturday, June 03, 2006

That site ain't going no where!

I had a rather refreshing appointment with endo and CDE recently (isn't that nice when you leave the doctor feeling refreshed, rather than pissed off?). CDE told me she can see why I'm not just thrilled with pumping yet, but promised it will get better.

So...I'm still pumping. I half was going into the appointment thinking I was gonna tell CDE just give me some pens and let me try those. But she assurred me I haven't given pumping a fair enough try yet- and really, I know she is right.

She said I'm definitely allergic to the adhesive, so, I learned how to "sandwich" the sets with IV3000.

I did a set change this morning and used the sticky wipes and the IV3000. And let me tell you- this site ain't going no where! I think I will actually get three full days on it.

7 comments:

Rebecca said...

Hope she is right and it gets much better.

And hopefully that site does last the full 3 days!

BetterCell said...

Hello Megan.....It is good to hear that your new Infusion set and Tape are in harmony. Are you infusing into your abdomen and if so, does it leave any raised skin marks after you change sites?

Megan said...

Yep, infusing into abdomen. I had a few red spots from the allergy before, but they weren't raised. I know you mentioned you had that problem when you pumped. Did you try the IV3000?

BetterCell said...

No, I had'nt. I was using a Minimed Pump at the time and I do not believe that the IV3000 would have been compatible with it.

Megan said...

IV3000 is just a sticker that goes on the skin before the set goes on- works with any set.

Penny said...

Hang in there. It really does get better. I can't imagine life without anymore.

Beanie Baby said...

Good luck. Pumps do have wonky issues from time to time, but when it works it really works great.