I’ve been rereading scores of posts that I’d missed over the last many months and recently stumbled on one of @eric’s “pinch an inch” suggestions. I decided to give it a try, in part because my belly has started rebelling more lately (mostly allergies, but if I’m being honest, I’ve also gained weight, and I cannot handle the extra 3/4 inch beyond my waistline).
Anywho, I wondered if rotating off that area entirely would be helpful, so this week was the first time I tried up just above my lowest rib on the left side. And, probably no one but me will be surprised by the results. I loved it!
The thing I loved most about it was not seeing the pod multiple times each day. It almost felt like it wasn’t there at all. I may be alone in this, but some times I’d like to Marie Kondo the devices from my body. Just rip them right off and feel totally free.
I still had the allergic reaction on day 3, but the insertion felt wonderful! And while I usually feel like I have a painful iv by day 3 because the pod has been jostled about so much, this time I feel so much more comfortable. Still a little discomfort (mostly of the allergic variety), but also a slight, slight cannula discomfort. Still, overall feeling better than usual on day 3. So, thanks, Eric, for encouraging us to try new things!
Now, I’m trying to find all sorts of new “pinch an inch” places.