When else besides the Friday heading into a holiday weekend would my pump decide to crap out? Just randomly gave me a cartridge error saying “this cartridge can’t be used”, tried to replace the cartridge and the moment I hit “load” it just gives the error again. Called Tandem technical support, they’re sending me a new one and hope that it will be here tomorrow morning, fingers crossed, not excited by the potential of a surprise pump break until Tuesday lol.
I am unfortunately unprepared for this, (with my excuses being pandemic and I just moved cross-country about a month ago), and the only pen of backup long-acting I could find is not only several months expired but has also been at room temp for quite some time. Have new insurance and, moved, so could only book a couple months out to see my new doctors. Have an appointment with a same-day clinic in a couple hours though to hopefully sort this out. Regular small Humalog “basal” doses in the meantime, closely monitoring the situation, and extremely exasperated with this turn of events
The last time I had a pump die was also, without exaggeration, the week of orientation when I first started college, maybe 2 days after I moved into the dorm. I know there’s never really “good” timing for a pump to crap out unexpectedly but my luck is incredible in this department lol.