Today's Prompt: Whether you or your loved one are newly diagnosed or have been dealing with diabetes for a while, you probably realize that things can (and will) go wrong. But sometimes the things that go wrong aren’t stressful - instead sometimes they are downright funny!
Ok, so I'm having a really hard time thinking of one blooper in particular, although I know there are many. For a really good story, check out my guest post on Kim's blog.
So today, we're going to have a little chat about how clumsy I am. Totally, completely uncoordinated. Seriously.
I drop things. All kinds of things. Including D-related things.
|at least the grout lines don't let it roll very far...|
I think the person that designed the little glass bottles for insulin saw me coming. That glass is THICK baby. Thank goodness! Because of course I tend to drop said vials on the tile floor in the kitchen...
|look! it's a meter commercial!|
Thankfully, my meter also tends to bounce well. I usually drop it after putting blood on the strip. This doesn't appear to affect the accuracy of the test results. At least not yet. And it always lands screenside down. Why is that?
|danger, Will Robinson, danger!|
But the item that hits the floor most often is, unfortunately, my pump. It's bad. I drop it ALL THE TIME. It falls out of pockets, off the edge of the bathroom sink, off the side of the bed (see above). Thank the Lord for Medtronic's amazing warrantee! Usually, the pump escapes relatively unscathed. However, about once a year, this telephone exchange occurs:
Me: "Um, hi. I dropped my pump the other day and now there are some cracks in the casing..."
Medtronic Customer Service Rep: "Well, you're still under warrantee, so no problem. We'll ship a new one out in the morning."
Me: (totally embarrassed) "Thank you" (sheepish grin even though they can't see it).
At least sometimes I manage to catch it before it hits the floor...