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Re: [IP] nervous hands

After a statement like this, for a person who hasn't gotten on the
pump yet, I'd be hard pressed not to cease considering pump therapy.
And I thought the horror stories were bad about people who DIDN'T
take care of their diabetes. yikes..

URTAsef wrote:
> Nancy:
> I have always been ok doing the holey pokey with the bent needle - could do it
> as slow and easy as necessary, and if it hurt, I could just "pull out" and go
> elsewhere.  But this LONG needle on the tender is a toughie.  I find I have to
> be leaning again the wall or the counter or something, take a deep breath and
> hold it...then I use "visualization" of the skin cells sorta parting as I
> exhale and shove the sucker home - still a little slower than most people, I
> think - I am NOT a jabber.
> For some reason, 3 times in a row earlier this year, I almost passed out
> trying to get it in - just this complete wave of nausea came over me - I felt
> the room tilt...as I staggered for a chair, the pump crashed to the floor (I
> was still attached on the other side til I got the new one in...)  The first
> time, I just figured I was holding my breath too long, but when it happened 2
> more times I was kinda worried.  I just wonder what would have happened if I
> had fallen, cracked my head open and no one knew...some times I just Love
> living alone...and sometimes I just don't.
> It hasn't happened since, fortunately.
> Happy holidays y'all
> Sara