Friday, July 19, 2013

Ka-chunk!


KA-CHUNK!

Ow. Ow. OW!!!

Sometimes when I change my set, it doesn't hurt at all.  Sometimes, it hurts like a sumbitch.

I just changed it a few minutes ago.  Any guesses as to how that went?  Yep.  OW!  So now what?  Do I wait and see if the pain goes away?  Wait and see if the set works, risking that it won't?  I hate to waste a set, but there's something else I hate more: a failed set.

This happened to me last week as well. A holy-crap-that-smarts insertion.  And I decided to wait and see.  The result of that endeavor?  Blood sugars in the upper 300s.  No thank you.

Tonight, I ripped that set right back out.  Thankfully on my second insertion of the night, I didn't feel a thing.  Time to cross my fingers that it works, and move on.





12 comments:

  1. this was our day. it was a FOUR KACHUNKS! day.
    the only good part was that i got to say "kachunkers" extra times. did i learn that term here?

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    1. Ew! Four? Yuck!

      And nope, I heard the term ka-chunk somewhere else. I want to say maybe Beta Buddies? Now I can't remember...

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  2. I JUST learned that lesson recently. If my boys feel a lot of pain, more than usual pain, then it is probably a bad set. Wish I'd figured this out sooner! I'm glad your second set didn't hurt...my heart hurts for you when it's a bad one!

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  3. Those suck. I usually give it a few minutes, just to make sure it doesn't go away. But if I stand up and move around, and it still hurts, I am pretty quick about yanking it out and starting over. Now, I just need to get on that same train of thought when it's time to switch sites normally...

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  4. The Contact-Detach/Sure-T lets me be a baby about this. If I touch the set to my skin and it hurts I just move on. #proudwimp

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    1. yet another reason i wish i could go back to the sure-t...

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  5. Man, don't some of them hurt like crazy? I'm glad that most don't. I'm the same way with you about arguing with myself about whether to take it out or not.

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  6. I hate those. I tend to let them stay in since there's nothing worse to me than wasting a set. Sometimes it turns out ok but mostly I have to change it within a day or two

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  7. Ouch... I tend to think of it as adding injury to insult. First I get this crummy disease, then I have to endure the pain. Glad the second one was better than the first.

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  8. Yuck - two sets and pain ta-boot. no good. DD while in the study she is in is using the sets pictured above. She started with a different set type by medtronic that required a reusable insertion devise - that one hurt more and I was grateful to a friend that gave us some of the sets pictured above and again grateful to the medtronic folks at FFL that hooked us up with more of the same. I did of course first check with the study folks to be sure she could use the different sets without negating the study. All was well so yea.
    My kids don't often feel pain (or let on that they feel pain) when they place a set but occasionally they hit something that makes them say ouch. My heart hurts for them when that happens and then I am anxious as to whether the site will work. We have had bad sites when they are painful. Not sure what the correlation is.
    Katy is right - best post title.

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  9. I have never had a hurting site work out. Not once. Pull it and it's a blood bath. I'm considering making a horror movie. Short footage snippets where I pull-out just inserted sites that hurt and spray blood all over my bathroom. It's never pretty. If bruises are ever considered sexy, I will be considered the hottie-of-hotness.

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  10. When J says his site hurts we always change it out, normally if we don't we end up with blood, clog and a bg that won't budge.

    We have changed a few in a day. Mommy definitely drops F bombs in her head....I'm sure J does too ;)

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