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Re: [IP] I'm ALMOST an official member!!
In a message dated 10/3/2001 3:47:50 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
email @ redacted writes:
> Hey everybody,
> Well, yesterday was my first day on my new 508 pump. For right now, I'm
> pumping saline, so I guess I'm not an official member of the club......yet.
> But next Tuesday, we close the deal and start the real thing.
> After inserting the sof-set, I was very much aware of the stuff attached to
> me. Nothing hurt, but very aware of the tape and the infusion set. I
> I thought about it too much because I started imagining that I could feel
> set poking me! When I actually put my finger on the area where it was
> "poking," it wan't even near the insertion point. Crazy, huh? Now today
> work, I hardly noticed anything was attached, but it's starting to itch
> in a while under the tape. I'm not generally sensitive (allergy wise) to
> things like this, so maybe its all in my head. What do you think?
> Just wanted to share, and anyone who wants to comment, I would love to hear
> any feedback.
> Matt in NC
I did the same exact thing. When I saw the needle that was in the infusion
set I just about paniced. Then after I inserted the thing it didn't even hurt
and I thought "wow!" Then after it was in my stomach I thought I could feel
it. I was just being to paranoid. After the first couple of days you don't
even notice you're wearing it! I love it now. It gives me so much freedom. I
had trouble with getting itchy and I stopped using the pre-prep wipes and I
use alchol wipes and I don't have the itchiness anymore. I saw someone say on
the list that you can call MM and ask for different samples of pre-wipes to
try. Hope this helps, Heather W.
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