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RE: [IP] Darla's site pain
> I have heard a couple of people mentioning the other types of needles. I
> choose the soft sets right off at the start because the idea of having the
> always in me made me a little qweezy. Does it hurt at all? Can you feel the
> needle in you while you move around? And last question- are they cheaper
> than the soft sets?
When I was put on the pump, my beloved CDE had me use the sofset. Now, I am
NOT a jabber, I like to put it in ssssslllllllllooooooowwwwww (shut up
Forrest). I got it in on the first try (but it took 20 minues of heavy
breathing and drying of sweaty palms), and it HURT like a sumbi**h. The next
day, when I checked the site when I got up, there was a purple and yellow
bruise the size of my HAND around the sofset. Gerri (my CDE) kinda chuckled
and said, “well, I guess you don’t like the sof sets.” So we did a bent
needle. This also took several minutes of preparation, but then it I
realized, it was just the same needle on a syringe, so I took a deep breathe
and slid it in. It did not hurt. I never went back to sofsets. With the
bent needle, I would touch my skin and start to push and if it hurt at all, I
just moved it a 1/2 inch and tried again.
I could not feel the bent needle, unless I got it too high where there was
less fat and it poked me in some organ or ribs or something. Pushing on the
site did not bother me either.
I guess the worst part about the bent needle was the tape that held it down,
those 2 strips of tape to hold the loop of tubing, and being unable to
disconnect. I said c’ya to the bent needle and tape last year in favor of the
tender/silhouette. It too goes in with a needle - and a BIG SCARY looking one
at that - but I can still go as slow as I want.
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