Wednesday, May 11, 2011

I Drop Stuff


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...


  1. THANK GOODNESS for Warranties!!!

  2. O my gosh I love your blog!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :))))

  3. Love Medronic. I have flashbacks of my toddler son running through the house with his pump dragging behind him on the tile, and another son whiping his pump around with the tubing like a lasso!

    Good times!

    I've broken viles of insulin before. Just last night I wondered if it would be possible to equip them with air bags...

  4. Kerplunk!!!! It's a sound we hear often in our home, too! :)

    Hats off to Medtronic!

  5. Right there with you!

  6. Oh, shattered insulin vials, how you bring back memories. I'm glad it isn't just me that drops things. =)

  7. im amazed sometimes by my reflexes. i catch my pump falling out of my pocket a lot. i drop my lancet device all the time. never catch that one though...

  8. LOL you crack me up.

    I drop candy. I go to grab a few skittles for J and theres 100s on the floor. Yup. Thats me!

  9. lol I love your comment under the picture of the meter, hahaha. And so true thank goodness for warranties!!

  10. Brilliant post Jess. That 'call' with Medtronic cracked me up. TBH I always wonder how you pumpers avoided bungee pumping every time you got changed or whatever. Now I know that you don't!


  11. I call my pump my "tail" sometimes. lol. I totally do all these things too! I"m really glade the glass is thick too. I found medtronic to be so good about sending new pumps. I LOVE your pictures btw it's all to familiar to me :)

  12. We need to replace the carpet in our bedroom. I'd love wood but - have thought about the pump drops and so, may stick with carpet.