We are in day 7 of the pump. It isn't rough but there is a lot to remember and you use the manual alot. For example, you will receive if you ask for it the E Z manager and sometimes that is hard to sync up the first time (Ping). Then you have the infusion set hook up. Not hard but I had to look at the video a few times to go thru the steps for the spring loaded ones but it gets easier every time. You also have to assemble the cartridge and fill with insulin and typically there is a bubble that does not go away so you start again. That is getting easier also.
To bolus and set the basal rate it is pretty easy. Its the little things you have to learn like how to enter a BG number if you use another meter to test. (My son has a different meter in the nurses office) and when he tests she sends the numbers home and I enter them in but you have to learn how to do that.
For us the first day we had to do between 8-10 BG tests. Typically its before meals and snacks and then 2 hours after but it ends up being about 8-10 in the course of a day. For the first 10 days they want us to do a BG at midnight and 3 a.m. That is to see how the nighttime numbers are looking so they can adjust the basel rate.
After getting the pump we had to call in our numbers to the hospital (endo) nurses the first 12 hours and then 3 days later and now we have a week.
We did have some problem with the infusions - sometimes you can do everything right and while sleeping it catches. My son was always high but the meter has really made his numbers stay in line but we have had 2 lows (44 and 46) over two nights. Part of that was his grabbing something to eat before bed and not adjusting correctly. One time he woke up with a low and the other time he did not. Had I not been there and checked at 1 pm (he was 46) he would have slept thru the night.
The manual is great but Animas has been experiencing about a 15 minute wait whenever you call - I have called at 1 am and had been put on hold.
There is also things that you should have with the meter like prep that goes on before the infusion to make it stickier for the infusion to stick. Typically you don't have that with needles but you should get it. AS Batts said it is different for everyone.
Good luck -