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[IPk] news from Pat
Carmel asked (off list) how it's been going since I got the pump, since
I've been rather silent.
OK, I got the pump last Monday (when I had a bad cold, which I gave to
my diabetes pump nurse - poor Sheila!).
I took the rest of the week off work, and had fun with logbooks, and
things seemed to be developing nice, expected patterns. On Thursday I
went off to Eastercon (British Science Fiction Association Annual Bash).
This may have been a bad idea!
First, there were the breakfasts. Despite my best efforts, I never did
work out how to deal with full cooked breakfasts. I _should_ have, I
suppose, stuck to the slice of toast and tinned tomatoes I was eating at
Thursday I tried the silhouette (oh, I'm never going to be able to spell
this, let me call it the slide-in one, and we'll all know what I'm
talking about). In some ways better than the thwang-in one, but in one
some ways not: how in heaven's name do you get it off? Also, I don't
like fiddling around that close to the insertion point to disconnect it.
May just be a 'with more confidence' thing. I'll try again when I learn
how to remove the things! I had to get my husband to get it off in the
Sunday was a bad, bad day. It started with a bad insertion (I think I
somehow got the soft-set half-out of the inserter while pulling off its
little white tabs. Anyway, it shot in and bounced out a bit. So I had
to try again. By which time, I'd missed breakfast. By mid-morning, the
cold had developed into a respiratory infection, and I sound just like a
seal (hark! hark! hark!). Lunch time, I discover I'm menstruating. Eat
a beef baguette (hoping that today I've guessed correctly that the
things have 80g CHO in them). Bg over 14 before lunch. By 3 it's over
16, and while this could be because the damn hotel keeps changing the
kinds of baguettes, I have moderate ketones, so decide to change the set
for the third time in the day.
Because I have an allergic reaction to the thwack-ins, and can't get rid
of the sticky marks of the slide-in (does it take alcohol?), my stomach
now looks like a globe in the days of the British Empire.
The day concluded with a visit to a very nice Indian restaurant in
Hinkley, and me deciding that the only thing which is going to do my
throat good is a lassi and half a bottle of wine. I _know_ this wasn't
a sensible reaction to such a day!
Today is much better! I am looking forwards to a week at work, eating
nice regular meals that I know what's in them, and a return to sorting
out the basals.
Best wishes to all,
email @ redacted
"It might look a bit messy now, but just you come back in 500 years time"
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