Should have changed the inset this morning, but didn’t. I used to be religious about that. Every third morning, I changed it, for over two years. Recently, I’ve been hanging onto it for a few more hours or even (gasp!) an extra day.
The issue this week was that having changed it one morning, it promptly fell out that evening as I was changing for bed. Well, that’s annoying. So I popped in a new inset and didn’t change the reservoir or tubing. (I have to be honest here. “Popping in a new inset” was not something I’d ever thought I’d be able to say. The first month of changing pump insets was always a challenge, always a step by step procedure. Now, I can do this.)
Anyway – did the whole change routine a few minutes ago. M is at the polls so I’m home alone. (Yippee! We live in NH and the political phone calls will stop for now!!)
The tubing would NOT unscrew from the reservoir and I stupidly… sort of, got a little worried. What am I going to do? How am I going to get the cap off? I tried hot water – didn’t work. I tried brute strength (I don’t have much of that) – didn’t work. I considered calling Animas, thank God I didn’t. I can see it now – Top 10 list of dumb pump questions. Finally, my brain went into gear and… (I know, you already thought of this but I didn’t), cut the damn tubing so the cap was now available.
So – try not to think poorly of me. I’m not usually quite this dimwitted. Really…