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Re: [IPk] Pump start date cancelled.



absolutely Miriam, absolutely!
Michele

>
>  ' 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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