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Re: [IP] odd cannula insertion



I had the same thing happen with my first time inserting a soft set with the
softserter.(that's what i get for jumping the gun and getting impatient
waiting for my start day)
all most put me off the whole idea of the pump.Now i make sure i have a good
roll of flesh to insert into.good luck
david
----- Original Message -----
From: "Todd Beall" <email @ redacted>
To: "Insulin pump" <email @ redacted>
Sent: Sunday, August 20, 2000 9:40 PM
Subject: [IP] odd cannula insertion


> Hi group,
>
 But I had a weird
> experience inserting a sil 10 days ago. I put it in slightly lower than
> usual, about 3 inches to the right of my navel and almost 2 inches
> below. Angle around 20 degrees. It hurt quite a bit putting it in, and I
> was tempted to pull it out right away. But I was tired already, so I
> decided I was just being a "wimp" and left it in. Well, I could feel its
> every twist and turn (unusual also for me), and began to get a bit
> disoriented, shaky, and very weak. I was sweating profusely. Finally,
> after about 15 minutes of this, and feeling worse all the time (dizzier
> as well), I took it out, and there was a spurt of blood that came out
> after it. I actually had to lie down for about 30 minutes before I felt
> "up" to inserting another cannula (with fear and trepidation, I might
> add). The next day I had a black and blue mark about 7/10 of an inch in
> diameter, and it is still red to this day.
>
> Has anyone had a similar experience? What happened, and how can I avoid
> it? (I will say, too, that my blood pressure tends to be on the low
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