My “pump” days are over… 2 days of wearing a pretend insulin pump have come and gone. (read more here)
I got to disconnect – take it off and leave it off – which in all honesty was a great feeling.
I don’t want to say it hurt, hurt – but it definitely was not entirely comfortable.
A constant pinching sensation and when the tubing got tugged or snagged on a door handle it was NOT a good feeling..
Learning to sleep with it so that when I rolled it could roll with me.
Trying to sleep with it close enough that I wasn’t on top of it (not comfortable) but also so that it didn’t dangle off the edge of the bed pulling on my skin threatening to rip itself out.
I snagged it a bunch of times – tried to tuck the tubing in to my pocket as much as I could but it still managed to sneak out and find door handles.
I had to change my clothes on Day 1.. I disconnected when I showered – got dressed and then had an “oh crap” moment when I didn’t have anywhere to put my pump. I could have tried to tuck it into my bra – but I wasn’t really feeling that idea..
Doing laundry and somehow it managed to sneak itself out of my pocket and crash land on the dryer door.. Thankfully it isn’t a true medical device – I cringe every time that Eden knocks her pump – what if it stops working??? That thing keeps her ALIVE…
I DID however remember to disconnect it before I did the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge yesterday 😉
water and electronic devices do not mix – something that worries me every time that Eden is near water
All in all – It was an interesting experiment..
I only had a site inserted in my skin and carried a remote around in my pocket..
I didn’t have to worry about pricking my finger 10-15 times a day, dosing for my insulin or anything else…
I think Eden enjoyed me doing this..
I have a new understanding of a small portion
of what she deals with
BUT – I got freedom after 2 days..
It is NOT THE SAME..