Yesterday I got a call from UPS telling me that a package was being delivered that needed to be signed for. They could narrow down the delivery time to anywhere from 8 am to 7 pm. My reaction was "Surely this must be an April Fool's joke!" It was no April Fool's joke (and don't call them Shirley).
*Sigh* I hung around all day and waited and waited and waited, and then waited some more. At 5 pm, Mr. UPS Man delivered my package.
(Why yes, that is my thumb in the corner of the picture. What I pro I am, huh??)
So, what was important enough to wait around all day for?
That would be an insulin pump and a box full of medical supplies. That's right, after years of daily injections, I'm going to give an insulin pump a try. I've always been really freaked out by the idea of this tiny piece of medical equipment that will be attached to me 24/7. But it's time to get over that and give it a try. It's supposed to make life easier. It's supposed to help me be more in control, which should in turn help to lower the chances of complications.
The internet has been a huge help in getting me to over-come my fears of this next step. I read some diabetes blogs and participate in the Diabetic Knit and Crochet group in Ravelry. These resources have helped me to feel less isolated, making me realize that I'm not the only one who was freaked out by the thought of a pump. The ladies in the DK&C Ravelry forum have been so supportive as I struggled with the decision, offering up much needed advice and encouragement and cheering me on when I finally decided to give it a try.
I'm still scared. I'm still freaked out. I'm still wondering if I'm going to be happy with this decision. But I'm also starting to look forward to getting trained on Monday and hooked up on Tuesday. By this time next week, I'll be part Bionic Women!!