**WARNING: If you can discern what it is I'm attempting to draw, some of these pictures may be too "graphic" (descriptive?) for younger readers. Then again, you may be completely confused at what you see on the screen. It's up to you. The latter is much more likely.**
Last night I got a little adventurous with my pump site. My stomach, hips, and bum are desperate for a break from the adhesive-induced rash I get from wearing a pump. I saw a post from Sysy Morales (more specifically this vlog). If she can inject insulin into her boob, why can't I infuse insulin into my boob?
So I tried it.
Because I have, ahem, "ample" surface area on my chest I picked a spot off to the side and down low where the tubing could easily snake out the bottom of my bra. Because of all the fatty tissue, I didn't feel it going in. I also (so far) haven't felt any insulin infusing (sometimes it burns in other parts of my body). When I put my bra on, it kind of looks like a third nipple. But the good news is that you can't see it under my clothes. No one sees me in my underroos anyway, so I'm not concerned about my weird third nip.
After thinking about it, I have a couple recommendations:
- If you are not blessed with huge honkers (scientific term) like myself, I may not necessarily recommend using a boob site. It would likely be a lot more visible beneath your clothing, whereas mine is suffocated and hidden beneath my lady lump.
- Nipples have a lot of nerve endings. Don't put adhesive near them. Can you imagine tearing THAT off? Fun.
- If you wear an underwire, don't put the site where the wire would constantly rub against it. I imagine this would create some soreness and maybe loosen the adhesive so it doesn't stick as well.
I should also mention how itchy it is. This isn't unusual for me as I have an allergy to the pump site adhesive. I'm glad I live alone and have no errands to run, as the random grabbing of the boob and itching away makes me look mentally ill and diseased. I am not a leper. Just a diabetic. With a tube in her boob.
I also drew pictures. Because what's a blog post about boobs without a little artistry?
"My fore-parts, as you so ineloquently put it, have names....This is Danger....And this is Will Robinson. I would appreciate it if you address them accordingly." ~Darynda Jones