Friday, May 20, 2011

It's The Little Things...

Today is Friday.  Yay!

And, drumroll please...


Yes, I *might* have cut it a little close by waiting till this morning to change my set.  My reservior *might* have been almost totally empty when I got up, but it's so worth it!

In case you're confused, a free shower is one where I have no robot parts attached.  No infusion sets.  No CGM transmitters or sensors.  Nothing.  It doesn't happen very often, but when it does, I get ridiculously excited.  It really is the little things.

There should be an upside to having to stab myself (or harpoon myself, as Martin says) twice in a row.

CGM sensor. Yeah, the needle's HUGE (comparatively speaking)! Hence harpooning...

The Quick-set needle is much less scary.
So can someone please explain why the ginormous sensor needle didn't hurt at all, and putting the set in hurt like the dickens?  Anyone?

Edit: so the set hurt because it was a vampire cannula.  Lotsa blood when I yanked it out due to an unexplained 259.  And yes, I did put in a new set in the bathroom at work without the Quick-serter, thank you very much.


  1. You read my mind. J rarely gets a free shower too since he wears dex sensor for 2 weeks..he said its the only time he feels normal.

    I offered a pump and or dex break but he declined.

    Any advice ?

    Love you!

  2. It does give that sense of "normalcy" when there is nothing attached or sticking to you! Definitely a nice feeling...for me, it always brings me back to my days pre-diabetes and for a few seconds, it feels like freedom! I hate when inserting doesn't go smoothly or you manage to get it in the one place that pinches or bleeds a lot. Nice job putting it back in without the quick-sert!

  3. I did that last weekend on my after my first week of being on the pump and let me tell you, i think i want to do it each time. lol.

    I too have the same pump and when I changed my site today it hurt like heck too.. i don't know why. This is my first one that hurt so bad. I kind of wanted to stub my toe or something to take away how painful it was.. silly the things us T1's think of... Hopefully the new site change helped! But without a inserter.. Your a Goddess... I would just give myself a flexpen injection. lol

  4. I have just started hearing about this term "Free Shower". I never really thought about it that way. Joe usually gets them b/c he only bathes like every 3 days ~ I know EWWWWWWWWW!...He is such a BOY.


    Have a great w/e.

  5. Hope your shower was nothing less than spectacular! :)

  6. I'm so glad that you can celebrate the small things. If we don't have an attitude of gratitude, then we have nothing. Love ya babe!

  7. Next time I put my CGM in, all I will be able to think about is harpooning. LOL!

  8. I get equally excited when my 4 year old can take his bath with no pump site/CGM site attached. Makes me feel more "normal" too.