Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Blog Week Day 3: Two Bloopers

Blooper #1 - This one could have turned ugly, but luckily did not.

                        After a long day I was ready to crawl into bed when all of a sudden I hear beep, beep. I look at my husband and we are both confused. It can't be Skyler I just checked her, we don't have any alarms set, and we don't have a CGM. Hmmmmm. I lay back down. A few minutes later beep, beep. Now I get up and walk through the downstairs of the house and can't find anything beeping. One more beep, beep and it hits me like a ton of bricks!! It is her pump! I suspended it to make a settings change. Duh - what else would be continuously beeping!  Did I mention that it had been a long day and I was very tired???

Blooper #2 - This one I do often (Skyler has been known to do it also)

                      I bet most of you can imagine this........ rushing through a blood sugar check. There are a variety of reason this happens, I won't get into all of that.  I always feel like a fumbling fool trying to balance the meter, put the strip in, open swab, clean hand, poke, squeeze the hand, suck up the blood, all while not dropping anything and trying to hurry up. Then it happens, blooper #2, I'm still rushing and I pull the damn strip out before the meter has read the blood sugar. Then I have to start the entire process over, so much for hurrying up.

5 comments:

Wendy said...

I totally do that with the strip!!! WTH???? Go through all the motions, get to the big finale, and BOOM! Mess up.

Ah...good to know I'm not alone ;)

Wendy said...

I totally do that with the strip!!! WTH???? Go through all the motions, get to the big finale, and BOOM! Mess up.

Ah...good to know I'm not alone ;)

Reyna said...

UGH on the pulling the strip before the number pops up. ME TOO. I do it all the time b/c we are in a hurry to do something.

Good to know I am not alone.

Meri said...

I pull that DANG strip out too!! It has got to be HANDS DOWN the MOST frustrating thing ever!

It just goes to show how we are on auto-pilot most of the time!

Heidi / D-Tales said...

The old pulling out the strip before the meter registers the number trick -- yep, I know that one! :)