The Day-Off Six.
Jumping right in.
I took today off from the office to finish up some shopping, finally send out the holiday cards I've been plodding through (and keep finding bits of glitter on my face as a result of my efforts), and spend some time knotting up loose ends for 2007. It's funny how I think I have all the time in the world to complete things, only to realize last minute that I'm crunched for time, feeling like when Indiana Jones is reaching for his hat as the stone slab is hurtling downwards. That's a Christmassy image, no?
Yesterday's stormy snowy self made me realize how ineffective a VW Jetta is in wintry conditions. Fortunately, I know how to drive in the snow and am very careful. Unfortunately, half of western CT does not share this aptitude and I spent the commute home yesterday with a black BMW truck inches from my bumper, as the Soccer Mom inside applied her lipstick, texted her nanny, and smoothed her bangs. Note to CT Drivers: Snow is slippery. Your car is not a day spa. Please stay off my ass.
Instead of using my thigh to host my infusion set last night, I opted for my abdomen. My legs need a bit of a break sometimes, so I figured a belly set would be best for a few days. Reverted to a stomach site reminds me how much I hate wearing them "above the belt." It's sore, the tubing is not well-concealed, and the waistband of my yoga pants (remember - day off) keeps bumping into it. I do not like abdomen sites. I'm already excited for Sunday night, when I go back to my thigh.
I did entertain the thought of putting it in my arm instead, but I'm a bit daunted at the idea of snaking the tubing down my sleeve. Have any of you used your arm as a site? Did it drive you nuts? Does it get in the way? Do I ask too many questions? Do you believe in ghosts? Can you drive stick? Who was your favorite Monkee? ... ahem. Arm site?
Another edition of SUM Musings is published in diaTribe. Have you signed up to receive this newsletter yet? I'm a bit biased, but I recommend taking a spin through Kelly Close's publication and making your own opinion. :)
I'm still on my Mimined upgrade journey, talking with reps from Medtronic and working to trade in my 512 for a 522 with the CGM option. A few of you had asked if I was pro-Minimed, and I have to say that I am. I've been using a Minimed pump for the last four years and I'm happy with the level of service I have received. I also found the Minimed pumps to be less bulky and the more streamlined of the tubing models, which was important to me because I like to pump relatively incognito-ish-esque. :) I've enjoyed the last four years with Medtronic, and I'm ready to sign up for another four. (Sounds like an election - four more years!)
This weekend, we're off to RI to visit friends and family. But for today, I'm off to finish my errands, wrap presents, take some pictures, and get Siah out of the damn Christmas tree. that cat is a menace.
Have a great weekend!