Monday, February 18, 2008

Don't Forget The Paper.

Wow, it's been a week since my last published post. I have a couple that I haven't finished that are just sitting there. Well I've been busy. I'm going to do a few posts to catch up. So don't stop at this one. They're backdated so that they're in the order I want them.

I did my first thigh pump site. I had to sit there for like 20 minutes trying to convince myself to do it. For some odd reason, I thought it would hurt. Once I finally worked up the courage to do it, I put the infusion set (This link shows pictures) into the Quick-serter, put it where I wanted it and pressed the buttons to insert it. It stung a little but that wasn't the problem. I looked down at it, the cannula was in my leg but the infusion set wasn't sticking to my skin. I looked a little closer. I had forgotten to pull off the pieces of paper that cover the sticky glue on the patch. :Smacks forehead: I couldn't help but laughing at forgetting such an in important step. The cannula was in but there was no way in heck that I was going to be able to pull off the paper without pulling it out. So I pulled it out. (I had to put a dried out alcohol swab on the hole from the cannula because it was bleeding like no tomorrow.) I pulled the paper off and then put it back in the Quick-serter and chose a different spot. This one stuck.

I've been very happy with this site. It's very convenient because I can put my pump in jeans pocket or down in my dress sock. I like putting it down in my sock because then I don't have the tubing showing. The tubing doesn't get snagged on door handles or that ever grabby stove handle. It's also more accessible in my sock than if I put it in my bra. That's a nice alternative when I'm wearing a dress. The one thing that I don't like is the pump eventually slides down further into my sock or pops out the top due to the amount of walking I do. So while I'm walking I have to stop for a second and make sure it's secure again. Though, I imagine, if I had newer dress socks, they'd be a bit tighter, therefore, less slippage.

I really like this site and will be using my thigh much more often.


Hannah said...

I almost did the same thing the other day with my abdomen site! Good to see I'm not alone. ;)

I haven't yet gotten up the courage to use my thighs. They're pretty muscular, and I'm always worried it's going to hurt a LOT, so more power to ya.

Anonymous said...

I can't use my thighs or my arms. Without trying to sound arrogant, they're too muscular, and I end up with a bent cannula every time. I have to stick with my abdomen and hips.

jessica said...

hey jess, haven't been on in a while so i just wanted to say hey :)

Allison said...

Ross (my fiance') took all the kitchen drawer knobs off after I pulled an infusion set twice in one day. :o) I don't think he wanted to deal with me whining anymore

I've done the thighs and like them, even though I've pulled those too putting pants on.

Thanks for the comments over at my blog! So glad we were Sussy pals!