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Re: [IP] stressed out newbie



Hello, I also am a newby for 1 month and I found the soft-set works great,
that is if you are on a minimed. I have found that It has only given me a
problem once and that was just because of a bad spot.
Scott
----- Original Message -----
From: <email @ redacted>
To: "Pumpers List" <email @ redacted>
Sent: Wednesday, February 16, 2000 3:11 PM
Subject: [IP] stressed out newbie


> Hello Everyone,
>
> I've been pumping for 9 days now and am totally stressed out.  My
> problem is sites,  I'm using the Sils.  My actual sites are not the
> problem but the area surrounding the site is.  The area around the site
> is uncomfortable and an almost numb feeling.  I've been using the area
> between my waist line and my breat.  If I push down on my skin there is
> no pain and there is no pain at my sites but this nagging numb feeling.
> And my sites don't last for more than 48 hours and that's pushing it.  I
> haven't tried any other infusion sets, yet, I'm waiting to get hold of
> my supplier.
>
> I also feel like a nervous wreck, tense most of the time even nauseous.
> I was wondering if anyone else had emotional issues about diabetes (dx
> at 10 years, 30 years a diabetic) and getting the pump.  I just feel
> like a basket case at times especially in the evening when I'm really
> tired and if I have to do a site change I practically get sick.  I keep
> wondering if the problem is the pump or these emotional health issues
> that I've struggled with for years.  At times I feel like a big idiot
> becasue everywhere I look everyone seems to be so happy with there pumps
> despite problems.
>
> I'm to the point I don't even want to leave the house becasue of the
> discomfort or (heaven forbid I have to do a site change anywhere but
> home).
>
> thanks for listening
> Jocelyne - lost in Alberta
>
>
>
>
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