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Re: [IP] Thanks for food scale info & update



Thanks!

It works in the car I usually take to work, not the other.  Maybe my problem is
lack of luxurious enough seats?

Laurel & Wayne Sedgwick wrote:

> Ruth:
>
> Thanks for your post; it *was* reassuring!  I don't mind keys in my
> pockets, and I frequently wear fanny-packs.
>
> Can you find a spot on your waist, just behind the midline, where your pump
> won't bother you when sitting?  I did, but your positioning must be quite
> exact to keep from getting poked by the corners.
>
> I'll get to find out about the tubing in two more days, when I'll be hooked
> up with saline!  Hope it won't be too difficult an adjustment.  I just hope
> I don't forget I'm wearing the pump when I get up in the middle of the
> night to use the bathroom--since I sleep in the buff, I could end up
> dragging it onto the floor, and something tells me that wouldn't feel too
> good!  Maybe I'd better just get into the habit of putting on a robe with a
> pocket first thing. . . .
>
> --Laurel
>
> Laurel,
>
> If it is at all reassuring:  I'm all of almost 5'1" and find that wearing
> my
> keys (a set of 6-7, well, maybe 8) on a belt loop or in a pocket drives me
> crazy after an hour or so.  I do occasionally find the pump annoying but it
> is
> mostly pretty innocuous.  Jeans or pants with pockets and an occasional
> skirt
> or dress cut right with pockets make it down right comfotable.  I can wear
> it
> on my waist band if the waist is low, otherwise it is fine walking but a
> little
> uncomforable sitting.   The limb things and velcro packs were not offered
> as
> options when I started so all these great alternatives are pretty recent to
> me.  I've never had a pager but I imagine that it is not unlike carrying
> one
> around.  The tubing is not too much of an issue most of the time.
>
> Best of luck
>
> Ruth
>
> Laurel & Wayne Sedgwick wrote:
>
> > Thanks to all for the helpful info on food scales.  I settled on an
> > inexpensive Ekco (from Walmart) because finances are currently very
> tight.
> > It seems to work fine, now that we have figured out how to zero it out.
> >
> > Eventually, I intend to get the Corinne Netzger carb-counting book (so
> that
> > I'll have a complete resource), but for now I have settled on a very
> > slender booklet, which is actually for the Atkin's diet, but contains
> very
> > readable (and fairly complete) carb values.
> >
> > I was getting very nervous about the clothing problem (i.e., "Where am I
> > going to put this thing?") over the weekend) and just generally stressed
> > out about many things other than the pump, so I decided to put off my
> start
> > for a while till some stressors are removed (busy time at work, a very
> hard
> > class I'm taking, recovery from recent illness, etc.).  I want my pump
> > start to be a good one.  I will do a set insertion and start pumping
> saline
> > beginning May 7; then insulin on May 15th.
> >
> > Have had lots of good ideas about the clothing situation since I first
> > began to consider it.  I am not a person who will be able to tolerate
> > elastic thingies around their limbs, but fortunately I am not esp.
> > concerned about hiding the pump, either.  I plan to use a combination of
> > velcro and/or a fanny pack or small over-shoulder bag (for clothing
> without
> > pockets), coupled with undoing the side-seams of clothing so that I don't
> > have to run the tubing down and up to accomodate stuffed-in shirts.  If
> you
> > are like me, and teased about being like the princess in "Princess and
> the
> > Pea," let's get together and swap ideas.
> >
> > Hope to be able to write individual responses to all the wonderful
> > reassurances I've received, but I'm not a very good correspondent.  Too
> > d**m busy and not enough energy (maybe the pump will change that).
> Wanted
> > to drop an update to the list in the meantime.  I'm so glad I found you
> > guys!
> >
> > Need to sign off and go work some more on the programming assignment from
> > hell . . .  *sigh*
> >
> > Thanks again.
> >
> > --Laurel  (set to start insulin with the 507 on May 15th)
> >
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