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Re: [IP] Re: not wearing the pump
In a message dated 1/21/02 7:34:04 PM, email @ redacted writes:
<< > I get tired of wearing glasses too. But, I still wear them every day
The difference is: you NEED your glasses to see. I don't NEED my pump as
long as I can take shots to serve the same purpose. >>
Please don't take this the wrong way...but...if you don't NEED the pump why
do you pump? I am so very nearsighted that I have to have two pair of
glasses by my bed so that I can be able to see well when I wake up in the
morning. I don't need the glasses because I could just muddle along in a
foggy world, not seeing things correctly, but just kind of making it anyhow.
I, too, did MDI of 8 - 10 shots per day for 4 years because I am so brittle.
And the pump still does not completely keep it in control. But it is better.
I guess you could say I don't need the pump either since I could go back to
that same old routine of 10 fingersticks a day and 10 shots a day. But why
would I want to give up the one thing that gives me hope of having a near
normal life without my every waking minute being consumed with "how high am I
now, is it safe to eat now, where can I find somewhere to test and take a
shot now, how long do I wait before I can eat now, etc... Although I have
only been pumping for 6 months I don't personally foresee any circumstance
where I would voluntarily give up pumping to go to the old routine. I did my
crying, threw my fits, and fought with God about coming to this point during
my first month with the pump. I have modified clothing and other things to
accommodate "TheBorg". I have assimilated it into my life just as it has
assimilated me into its routine. As for me, we are one - love me, love my
portable pancreas (?)- resistance is futile.
Whitney and "TheBorg"
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