Friday, 6 August 2010

Ten becomes Nine!!!!

I have just worked out that I have only TEN injections left to do before I go onto my insulin pump on Monday!! 

After 19 years of either 2 or 4 injections per day this is an amazing realisation.  Let's say I did approximately 10 years at 2 per day and 9 years at 4 per day, that's 20,548 injections since diagnosis so to think I now only have TEN left to do is mind boggling and very very exciting!!!!!! 

(Going onto the pump does not mean that I will never have to inject ever again, as there may be problems with the pump such as the tubing becoming clogged and I will have to keep spare injections for these instances)

Over the years when people have asked how I feel about injecting I have always said it doesn't really bother me that much, it's just something you get used to and at the end of the day it has to be done whether you like it or not. 

Lately though it has started to become really quite painful every time I inject and I've started to actually "think" about it before I put the needle in whereas I used to just stick it straight in (for want of a better phrase) without even thinking about it.  So now I think I would say that yes, injecting does bother me and for the first time in a long time it feels like a big deal to have to do it 4 times a day.  That's why the thought of just TEN more is so fantastic. 

Anyway, I'm off to do my Lantus, so that makes it just NINE more injections to do!!!!! :o)


  1. Really happy for you, cant believe youve had 20,548 injections!! Hope your quality of life is so much better for you from next week.. thank you for all of your blogs which have helped me immensely xx <3

  2. Fantastic, Bec!! The pump is going to rock your world!! No more lumps and bumps, no more red dots, (well, just one every three days) and a whole lot of spare time in your day that doesn't have to be devoted to D. xxx Kate and Demarco

  3. Thanks Kate & Demarco, I cant wait to get started!!! I never thought about the spare time part of it......More time for blogging. Lol!! x x x

  4. Thanks for the comment Anonymous (whoever you are. Lol) and thank you for taking the time to read my blog. I'm glad you feel that my ramblings have helped you in some way. Its really "theraputic" for me to write about what its like to live with Diabetes, more than I thought it would be, so if what I write can help others in some way too then thats brilliant!!! :o)


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