So, finals are stressful. We all know finals are stressful - but I feel like it's unreasonable that as soon as finals get stressful, everything D-related gets 15x as stressful as usual.
Today, I pulled out a sensor that I've had in since wednesday - it bled a whole let when i put it in, and i just carried on and hoped it would be okay. the numbers were way off and starting this morning, it was sending shooting pains through my arm, so i took it out. then i put another in, on the other arm, and again hit the wrong spot apparently, cuz it hurt every time i moved it (and i also was bumping it into my side. oops) and i just couldn't face leaving it in - it was clear it wasn't going to stop hurting. so i took it out, waited a few hours, and started looking for somewhere else to put one.
now, i am not a skinny person. i'd say i have more than average flab, especially on my stomach. unfortunately, I HATE having things on my stomach. they get in the way, my pants rub on them and make them hurt and/or come off, and i feel like i have to see them every time i look in the mirror - where as if somethings on my arm, leg, or back, i can just ignore it most of the time.
but i apparently have very few spots on my body where i have enough flab for it to be reasonable to put the dexcom sensor. so that was stressful, and i called my mom crying, and she was totally unhelpful. (side note: i envy people who were diagnosed before they moved out. my mom knows nothing about diabetes, and doesn't seem to be interested in learning except from me - i'll send her link to pages that can tell her about things, and she won't look at them, and then when i ask if she looked at them, she'll ask me if i'll just explain. but i don't want to spend hours of my life devoted to explaining things to my mom. i already think about D for hours every day - i don't want to spend twice as long trying to make my mom understand. But i also wish she weren't so oblivious. )
i finally compromised and put it on my side, sort of, where it still gets in the way of my pants and moves funny when i move, but i don't see it in the mirror automatically.
i really love having the CGM - i feel so much more in control, and I love testing 3-4x/day instead of 10-12x/day, which is why i'm even bothering. but now i have one REALLY gnarly bruise:
and one sensor in an annoying spot, and in the midst of all this, haven't gotten ANY work done.
It's been a long day.