I've made it pretty clear that I'm an advocate for using my thigh to host my insulin pump infusion sets. I like having it placed lower on my body, keeping it a bit incognito, even from me. It doesn't rub against the waistband of my pants, it doesn't press against Chris when I hug him, and it doesn't get in the way when I'm at the gym. Overall, the thigh placement keeps my blood sugars stable and my pump tucked away most easily.
I'm a fan.
But there are times when it's a little tricky, too. Take this weekend: I spent the majority of the day lolling around the house and traipsing around town in jeans, vs. the dress pants or skirts I wear at work. The jeans aren't baggy or loose, so the denim fabric is pressed pretty snugly against my legs. Over the course of the last few months, I've noticed that wearing jeans while wearing a thigh site leaves my infusion sets a little battered. The white edging gets frayed and stained with blue fibers. Eventually, if I wear jeans for a few days in a row, the site gauze starts to peel back a little, threatening to dislocate the site entirely.
Aside from the times I've almost ripped the site out while getting dressed, this jeans thing is the biggest problem. To help keep the site from bailing before its time, I will stick a few pieces of medical tape around the edge of the gauze. The tape ends up frayed and blue, but the site remains intact.
I've been thinking about doing some site rotations again - maybe trying out the arm site again or perhaps making an attempt at the (gasp) rear end location. I'm such a creature of habit, though, a little shy to try something away from my regular routine. Are you guys using some creative locations for your infusion sets? (Aside from the breasts - I cannot bring myself to try that one.)
(Also, THANK YOU for all of the great music selections yesterday. I have been at Amazon all morning long, picking out CDs and previewing stuff on Seeqpod. I feel like I've been completely revitalized.)