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Re: [IPk] Finally got pluged in to my MiniMed Pump. 08/10/01



thanks  will let you no how I get on can you let me no wear you got the
water proof boxes

best regards    vic
----- Original Message -----
From: "DONALD ODONNELL" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Friday, October 12, 2001 11:10 PM
Subject: Re: [IPk] Finally got pluged in to my MiniMed Pump. 08/10/01


> Hi Vic
> I got these holders for the pump, 1. so I can keep it safe at work and in
> bed, 2. one that is a plastic box to put it in if I go near water or if I
> get wet at work we will see.
>
> I am going to get plumed in to insulin the Monday 14th,  so good luck to
you
> on the 17th.
>
> 40 years you have been one, a long time, I AM SURE THE PUMP WILL CHANGE MY
> WAY OF LIFE ( I HOPE ) I am sure it will better your life too.
>
> Mail you soon.
>
> Good luck Donald
>
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Vic Brooks <email @ redacted>
> To: <email @ redacted>
> Sent: Friday, October 12, 2001 10:30 PM
> Subject: Re: [IPk] Finally got pluged in to my MiniMed Pump. 08/10/01
>
>
> > thanks for replying have got my pump and my home work to sort out its
not
> to
> > bad so fare can not feel the catheter at all I was a bit concerned about
> > having to wear the pump all day but it seems o k best of luck with yours
> > will be connected to insulin on wed 17 October at 1.30 cant wait  to not
> > give my self  injections after 40 years
> >
> > best regards
> >
> > vic
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "DONALD ODONNELL" <email @ redacted>
> > To: <email @ redacted>
> > Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2001 10:49 PM
> > Subject: Re: [IPk] Finally got pluged in to my MiniMed Pump. 08/10/01
> >
> >
> > > good luck Vic.
> > >
> > > hope you wont have as much fear as I had with the first needle it look
> so
> > > long but once the tub is in the needle comes out .
> > >
> > > I have been on the pump for 3 days now and with  saline to,  on Monday
I
> > > will be going on to insulin at about 10:00 go.m.t.
> > >
> > > GOOD LUCK
> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > From: Vic Brooks <email @ redacted>
> > > To: <email @ redacted>
> > > Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2001 10:50 PM
> > > Subject: Re: [IPk] Finally got pluged in to my MiniMed Pump. 08/10/01
> > >
> > >
> > > > hi I will be going on the minimed pump for the first time to morrow
at
> > > about
> > > > 2.30 PM it will be fitted with saline for a week then on to insulin
> > have
> > > to
> > > > have some training to get used to it   will be meeting with Dr Dayan
> and
> > > > Sarah Davis  from minimed
> > > >                                  will write again
> > > > vic
> > > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > > From: "DONALD ODONNELL" <email @ redacted>
> > > > To: <email @ redacted>
> > > > Cc: <email @ redacted>
> > > > Sent: Monday, October 08, 2001 4:51 PM
> > > > Subject: [IPk] Finally got pluged in to my MiniMed Pump. 08/10/01
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > > Hi there every future pump person, my name's Donald.
> > > > >
> > > > > Today I have been connected to my pump, The first week of the
> > training.
> > > > >
> > > > > I met up with the nurse at the Homerton London hospital in Tower
> > > Hamlets,
> > > > the
> > > > > nurse had a problem finding a room and a National Health nurse to
> meet
> > > up
> > > > with
> > > > > and in, as the London Whitechaple Hospital did not have a nurse
> > > available
> > > > as
> > > > > they have not been able to engage a replacement since the last one
> had
> > > > left.
> > > > >
> > > > > Ann was the nurse who met me and she came from Wales as the London
> > based
> > > > nurse
> > > > > was on holiday, so she drove down to London to meet up with me, my
> > > > appointment
> > > > > was for 10:00 and she made it for 10:30.
> > > > >
> > > > > On arriving in to the room she introduced me to a nurse from the
> > > Homerton
> > > > just
> > > > > to look at the pump and to see what happens to us in training and
> more
> > > so
> > > > to
> > > > > find out about the pump.
> > > > >
> > > > > All three of us got on with my training Ann went through the first
> > part
> > > of
> > > > my
> > > > > training asked me about  my insulin intake at the moment and the
> blood
> > > > sugar
> > > > > readings, this was to give her an idea of what insulin I will have
> to
> > > set
> > > > on
> > > > > the pump,
> > > > >
> > > > > She showed me how to connect the pump to me with the needle what
> > needles
> > > > are
> > > > > available, how to place the insulin into the pump the reservoir,
how
> > to
> > > > > connect the reservoir to the pump the drive arms, how to connect
the
> > > pump
> > > > to
> > > > > the tubing with the needle on, and starting up the pump so that
the
> > > > insulin
> > > > > would arrive to the end of the tubing priming  I believe.
> > > > >
> > > > > She showed me how to set a boluses that the meal insulin and the
> basal
> > > > rates
> > > > > that the insulin you will get all through the 24:00 hours, I have
to
> > say
> > > I
> > > > am
> > > > > not using the pump for the first week with insulin, but  sodium
> > chioride
> > > > > that's pure water, I am still injecting the insulin the same old
way
> > > till
> > > > I
> > > > > get use to working the pump so insulin next week.
> > > > >
> > > > > Hope this helps more next week.
> > > > >
> > > > > Can I say hi to all the Isle Of Dogs Pampers
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