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Re: [IPk] Pump start date cancelled.



Michele,
Sorry, but your mail cracked me up.I'm still snorting with laughter. It's
good that they think outside the box but the word "friendly" being sinister
plus, taking a "stab" (sorry couldn't resist pun) at guessing how many times
you have punctured your skin with a sharp metal object.......... I imagine
you might have noticed already if you had a phobia!  Maybe I've just hit a
wall, but I am still chuckling. A friendly chuckle.... so maybe it's me that
needs the referral. Actually, I think it's "medics phobia" I have, cos there
is a definite undercurrent of nervous laughter that these are the bods we
trust our lives with! Compounded by the fact that I don't doubt their
conviction or committment, just their confidence in having the answers even
if it is just to make you square and then fit you into a diamond.. (
pointy-est shape I could think of!!)
Thankyou for that giggle!
Mir 8=))
----- Original Message -----
From: "Michele Couzens-Eason" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: 02 February 2005 19:35
Subject: Re: [IPk] Pump start date cancelled.


> Just a comment on the 'questions about her mental health' - I have to
agree.
> When I eventually got an appt to put my case for a pump I was at that time
> trying lantus which was making my skin sting, plus I was not impressed
with
> the lantus pen. It was not easy to know whether it had actually delivered
the
> dose or  only some of it, and I tried to explain that being an IDD and
using
> whichever device delivers your insulin it's important that we 'get on'
with
> our syringe/pen/whatever and I unfortunately used the term 'friendly'
(i.e. it
> has to feel 'friendly' to us and not make us dread using it.
> I say unfortunate because it was immediately suggested to me that I might
like
> to see one of the hospital's psychiatrists and that I had 'needle
> phobia'............
> Michele
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Melissa P. Ford" <email @ redacted>
> To: <email @ redacted>
> Sent: Tuesday, February 01, 2005 8:37 PM
> Subject: RE: [IPk] Pump start date cancelled.
>
>
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> > Hi Adrian,
> >
> > My only reason not to endorse the (not-quite) patented Melissa and
Adrian
> > method, aka 'Bother them until they do what you want', in this situation
is
> > that Sue's team have cited her medical history as the reason for the
delay.
> > If Sue presses to proceed with the start date despite the professionals'
> > protest re her medical history, the next letter Sue gets may say that
her
> > team have questions about her mental health and ability to take
> > advice...which could *really* bugger her chance of getting her hands on
that
> > pump.
> >
> > But writing a stroppy letter and CCing it all over town sounds very
> > reasonable to me :>
> >
> > Melissa
> > Type 1 11+ years; MiniMed pumper 7.5 years; Animas pumper 1 year 1 month
> >
> > ----Original Message Follows----
> > From: "Adrian Miller" <email @ redacted>
> > Reply-To: email @ redacted
> > To: <email @ redacted>
> > Subject: RE: [IPk] Pump start date cancelled.
> > Date: Tue, 1 Feb 2005 20:14:35 -0000
> > Hi Sue
> >
> > I would personally phone the Hospital and speak with the
Endocrinologist's
> > secretary. Ask what further discussions are necessary and what you can
do
> to
> > enable the appointment to go ahead as planned on the 21st Feb since you
and
> > your husband have already booked the time off work and rescheduling this
> > will be extremely difficult and keep phoning her until you get a
> > satisfactory answer. I would also let your GP know and see if he/she can
> put
> > any pressure on. Have they ordered your pump yet?
> >
> > I must emphasise that this is what I would do - I would make sure that I
> was
> > the biggest inconvenience the Secretary had and that failing to comply
with
> > your wishes was going to be a big problem for her and the hospital - but
> > then I can be quite stubborn (my mother calls it determined - although
20
> > years ago she thought it was awkward!!!!!).
> >
> > Best of luck
> >
> > Adrian
> >
> >
> >
> >  > I had several hospital appointments arranged to start pump therapy on
> > 21st
> > Feb.
> >  >Just had an email from my DSN cancelling my pump therapy. No apparent
> > reason
> >  >given, just that in view of my medical history they need to have
further
> >  >discussions (they have known about my medical history for several
months
> -
> > had
> >  >my pancreas removed.
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