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Re: [IP] problems with quick sets (long)



Linda,
I have been pumping for just over 3 months, but when I started, the quick
sets were just coming out.  I had the same problems you are having.  I had
one come out during the night, one that had a bent cannula and twice after
inserting I must have hit a vein and it bled (and hurt a lot), and ended up
removing it.  I finally decided to use the sil's and have had absolutely no
problems.  The insertion for the quick sets is great, but they just weren't
compatible with me.  Good thing there are options!  I know some people don't
like the manual insertion, but it doesn't bother me - that is probably the
biggest downside for most people.  Haven't used any other site other than my
abdomen (so far).  It is interesting to hear you had the same problems I
did.

Brenda
Dx'd 1970
MM508 2/01
----- Original Message -----
From: "Linda Bork" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Tuesday, May 29, 2001 5:28 PM
Subject: [IP] problems with quick sets (long)


> Hi,
> I used Sils for years - then switched to the brand new
> quick sets when they first came out.  I love being
> able to use them in areas that I could not insert the
> sils - my hips and my legs.  But I ran into two
> problem this weekend - first I pulled the quick set
> right out of my leg when I was trying to pull my pants
> down.  And of course, I was not home.  What a pain!  I
> had to insert another, lucky I had supplies with me,
> because we were leaving on a trip.  So I'm in my
> friend's bathroom, and decide to use my abdomen
> instead of my leg, cause I need to know that it will
> stay in.  I put the quick set into my abdomen with the
> inserter.  I went to hook the pump to it (don't
> forget, I was just changing my site without changing
> the tube, cause it was brand new tubing) and could
> not, because there was blood working it's way out of
> the quick set.  I pulled the quick set out, and wow,
> did I have a gusher!  It took a lot of pressure to
> stop the bleeding.  I then had to insert a third one -
> which was OK that day, but the next day, in the
> shower, blood came up through the cannula again.  At
> that point I had to switch to the sils, because I had
> no more quick sets with me.
> I am now wondering what to do.  I am tempted to go
> back to the sils, but I will miss being able to use my
> hips and my legs.  If you have any suggestions, please
> let me know!
> Thanks,
> Linda
> pumping for 5 years.
>
>
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