I started the Omnipod on Tuesday. They had a great deal for Cozmo users who ultimately made a bad pump choice. If you weren’t aware, Cozmore stopped manufacturing and selling their insulin pump. This sucked because most insurances will not cover a replacement insulin pump until the current warranty expires. I have 2 years left on my warranty so I was out of luck.
I came across the Omnipod while doing some research on my soon to be obsolete Cozmo. They had a demo pod that you could try for free. I ordered one and away I went. Once I got the free pod, I didn’t wear it because I have enough crap on my body, but I gave it a good once over. ‘Tubeless.’ I thought while shoving my tubing back into my pants ‘Nice. I should have picked this one.’ I was sold.
Cozmo & all his tubing.
A few days later I received a call from Jason, a rep from Omnipod. Jason told me about a special offer Omnipod had for all Cozmo users. For the low, low price of $50, I could have the old Omnipod PDM. For the higher price of $200, I could have the new Omnipod PDM. Only difference? Color. Big deal. Gimme black & white. I’ll live.
Tuesday I went to my educator and she hooked me up. It’s funny because I have only been on the insulin pump for a year but it’s amazing how it has become a part of my life. I went *untethered Monday night. It was super scary. I ranged between feeling free and feeling like a part of me was missing. Oddly enough, I couldn’t remember how much insulin I used to take. What I had done to myself for 23 years magically disappeared from my brain cells. Weird. Werd. So, I erred on the low dosage side and went to sleep.
It was a freedom I had forgotten. I rolled over without rearranging tubing & Cozmo. I stretched without Cozmo slapping me on the stomach. I moved without laying on Cozmo. I slept without waking numerous times throughout the night due to Cozmo. I didn’t have to worry about unhooking to take a shower. I didn’t have to worry about where to hide it while I was dressing. I didn’t have to worry about it at all. It was heaven.
What makes me laugh is that it's 3 days later and I am still looking for my tubing when I go to the bathroom. With Cozmo, I would hook him on my belt loop or stick him in my pocket and shove the tubing down my pants. So, when I went to the bathroom I had to pull out the tubing and take care of Cozmo as I pulled down my pants. Otherwise, I would break Cozmo as he crashed to the floor or rip out my insertion site and that would cause a whole new set of problems. I can pee freely now, the tubing’s gone!
Yesterday I wore a dress without having a sweaty plastic box in my bra. Ahem. Life is good.
I changed Romney today and it was as easy as it was on Tuesday. I do have Cozmo in storage, just in case of emergencies. This is a good feeling for me. Safety. *sigh* I also have a phone call in for Doc B so he can tell me what my old insulin doses were, just in case I want to go *untethered again.
So, I am all cyborged up and off to Disneyland again with my two best modules. Romney & Dexter.
Dex, Romney & appropriate Disney attire.
Also along for the ride will be Amanda, Bill & George. :) That is the joy of being an annual pass holder with friends. We only have to pay for half a hotel room & food. Zip a dee doo da, zip a dee ay.
Stay tuned next week for another vlog!
Have a great weekend, everyone.
*Untethered was verbiage introduced to me by Kerri from Six Until Me . She’s awesomely knowledgeable and humorous. I heart her.