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Re: [IPk] Pump arrived!



Hi Rhoda
Congratulations on getting your pump at last! That's brilliant news, even if 
it did take such a long time!

>From experience, I can tell you that trying to fill a reservoir and insert an 
infusion set with one arm in a plaster cast is possible, but extremely 
difficult unless you're quite dexterous! When I broke my wrist last February 
in Norway, it never occurred to me how difficult it would be till I was 
sitting in my hotel room and realised I needed to do a set change and refill!
I would definitely wait till your cast is removed before attempting 
training!!!
Di

On Tuesday 08 October 2002 21:54, you wrote:
> I'm in a state of shock.  I've just arrived home from getting my third
> scaphoid pot on my right hand and forearm, to find a message on my
> answermachine from the DM specialist nurse at Southport to say my pump
> has arrived.
>
> I didn't know I was getting one!
>
> After almost 3 years of applying for funding, I knew it had gone to a ctee
> for consideration at the end of May, but I'd heard nothing so presumed
> another rejection.
>
> I pick it up tomorrow afternoon and arrangement will be made to meet the
> training nurse.
>
> All I can say is I'm in a state of shock, but pleasantly so.
>
> To all those out there trying for funding, keep plaguing the
> powers-that-be. For some unknown reason, it's worked for me and I'm very
> grateful.
>
> I think it's Medtronic 508.
>
> Guess training will be delayed due to my being in a plaster cast.  I can
> wait.
>
> Rhoda - stunned but happy, I think!
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