I'm going on vacation this Saturday, and I can't wait:) I'm going to Florida for about 10 days for a swimming "training trip". It's me and a bunch of buddies from my masters (18+) swim team.
Last year I went on a "pumpcation" for this time because...
- I'm in the water for over four hours a day, so I'd be missing a bit of my basal
- Being in the water that long 3 days in a row will probably make my site peel right off
- Ever have a wave knock you over, drag you through the sand, and then when you finally come up, you come up without your site? yeah.
- Ahem. Tan lines.
SO! I'm definitely glad to be going off my pump. I'm just trying to get geared up for MDI again.
I was diagnosed only 5 years ago, and have been on a pump for 3, so I guess I feel like I never got that good at shots. I always would have that millisecond hesitation, and then the "oh just do it". I'd skip basal shots. I'm a little stressed because I couldn't see my endo before I left and I realize I haven't checked the humalog/lantus pens in my fridge. (Note to self, do that tonight). I like that pens seem so much simpler, I can always put on a new needle head, versus a pump where I have to put in a whole new site and is the reservoir working and is there a kink or an occlusion... But of course, now I don't have my bolus wizard!
Anyways. I'm psyched but MDI always makes me feel "sicker", and I'm not especially psyched about changing my therapy around. I guess I'll start back on MDI tomorrow when it's time to change my site.
Anyone have pump-cation advice?