The Dexcom arrived Thursday. I opened the boxes, gasped again at the insert thingie, put it on the table and read the book.
On Friday, we closed on my dad’s house. He died in 2009, it’s taken two years to sell the house. NOT the day to start with a new d-machine…
On Saturday, today, I decided this was going to be the day. Husband left to do the morning Saturday errands, which always includes a trip to the recycling center, aka, the dump. We don’t have trash pick up here…
So – took a shower first – not a totally free shower but one with just one thing stuck in my body (the Ping thing).
And yes, I did it. My hands have never, ever shaken so much.
First little push of the needle thing hurt like hell. Having read everyone’s blogs and watched all the videos, I knew it shouldn’t be that bad so, pinched the fat some more, shifted it a little and pushed the plunger. Well, shoot – not so bad. It’s in!
So there I am, with it in – can I figure out how to get the whole plunger thing off? – no, not at first. I have visions of driving to the ER for help to get this thing OFF of me. Or, maybe I’ll just wear big t-shirts and no one will notice the huge plastic thing sticking out of my stomach? Except – I’m still shaky so probably shouldn’t drive to the ER (plus, I really hate looking stupid), I have to do this.
Yup, got it off. Got the transmitter attached. Waited my two hours. Did the two BG checks and wow! this is sooooo cool.
Numbers were fascinating to watch all afternoon. Yeah, I kept pushing the buttons to watch…
I have much to learn.
I think this is going to be helpful. I hope this will help me do a better job at keeping my BG more stable. I can’t believe I have another “thing” stuck in my body.
A very special, heartfelt thank you to the d-moms. I really wish I had a d-mom to handle some of this stuff. I don’t, but your posts and videos have been sooooo very helpful.
Any advice – hints will be appreciated!