Monday, March 7, 2011

By Writing About It, I Will Most Surely Cause The Infusion Set Nirvana To Cease.....

By writing about it, I will most surely cause the Infusion Set Nirvana to cease; yet I must.

I placed the infusion set in my right thigh late Thursday night, and since that time it's done it's job quite nicely.

I don't even realize it's there most of the time. It's hasn't gotten caught in my jeans or my underwear (and you all KNOW what I'm talking about) and my numbers have been quite good.

The infusion site doesn't hurt at all when my jean slide against my skin or when I brush my fingers over the infusion site without even realizing that I'm doing it.

As always, I carry my spare infusion set in my handbag and have one in my car "just in case."

I know in my head that it's time to change it, but my skin tells me otherwise.

No telltale itchiness around the site letting me knows its time to rotate, or even redness for that matter.

Part of me thinks that if I change the site, my roll of good numbers will stop, but an even bigger part of me knows that’s just crazy talk!

For now, I’ll stick with it and enjoy the moment, because I know it’s a fleeting and quite a temporary thing. Much like a freshly filled insulin reservoir; Blood Sugar Nirvana, my tolerance for all things Kardashian, fresh cooked bacon on a plate or an untouched cupcake calling my name~

10 comments:

Wendy said...

Oh, yeah...we totally push it when things are on a good streak over here. We've seen BEAUTIFUL numbers for 6 days!!!! It's HARD to rock the boat, and we don't do it often, but sometimes...

Ya just have to let the good times roll!

Cara said...

I totally understand. I force a change by only putting enough indsulin in for 4 days max.

FatCatAnna \\^^// said...

I love thigh sites for infusion sets - use them in the summer time - so when I start using my BIG thighs soon - they'll have had a good long holiday for being able to heal.

I don't get this - Dr. Bernstein - the anti-pump dude says it takes 7 years for an infusion site to heal. I think he's bonkers saying that - what do you all think? To me - I try to give at least 3 months or longer before reusing the site.

George said...

My new doc wants me to change my sets in 3 days no matter what. So far he has been right when it comes to my care so I am following his rules.

But as always YDMV!

LYLB!!!!!

Jaimie said...

yup I'm trying to stick with that too George...lol...but so hard to change when you have a great site and don't want to touch it...

Karen said...

Yay for Infusion Set Nirvana - and here's hoping it can withstand the curse of the D-Blog. LOL I know if I even type one word about good numbers, they all go to hell. Sounds like the thigh is some super good real estate for you though!!

Alexis Nicole said...

I love reading this cause I have never let Justice go past 3 days, out of fear. We use steel sets though, wonder if it matters..

Hope the Nirvana continues through all your setS!

Reyna said...

Joe is lucky to get 2 days outta his sites...although, I am not sure if there is a correlation or not...but he has gotten along for 3 days on one site while pumping Apidra (? - weird, I know).

Anyway..enjoy it...It sounds like heaven, like your awaiting cupcake.

Valerie said...

I usually go 3-4 days, but I've never tried the thigh...might have to try that one during the next switch!

Jules said...

yay for the kardashians being temporary and fleeting !