I survived the basal testing – had to do two nights so the CDE would have a comparison. Besides the lack of sleep, it was ok. It seemed easier to stay up until midnight to test then, and then sleep until 3, test and awake again at 6. I don’t stay awake until midnight anymore so it was an experience. And two 3 hour naps just doesn’t make me a happy camper the next day. Oh well.
Yesterday, the pump beeped and shut off as I hadn’t pushed a button in 12 hours. Pushed the button and thought all was ok. It beeped again to tell me it wasn’t primed and so, no delivery. (*I can’t do the descriptive beeps like George!) I might have had minor heart failure but, thanks (yes, again) to all the d-bloggers who have written about everything, I knew this had happened to others. In any case, I called Animas, waited… (what’s with the British accent guy who thanks you for your patience??), and had Stella walk me through the process.
This morning was “change the inset” day. Noooo problem, right?! (this is what happens when you think you know what you’re doing). As I gently pried the inset off, it bled — and bled — and bled. Several tissues later, it stopped and I proceeded with the insert of the new inset. Slapped on some neosporin and a band-aid.
Off to Concord today for my one month pump check up. Meanwhile, Cigna has let me know that I’ve gone to too many education appointments and they’re not going to pay without an appeal.
And… I have some ezManager questions for Animas. I called last night. According to their website, they are available until 7pm eastern time. No, they’re not. So called just now, 9:15am, listened to the accent guy some more, listened to their “hold” recording, another message from the accent guy – and then connected to a message telling me to leave my name and phone number. Aack!!
In spite of all of the above, I am so very glad to have my pump. It’s made life easier and I know it will be simpler as I learn all the tricks.