No – not that I robot. But, do you ever feel like your body is being replaced piece by piece – turning you into a robot?
First, of course, there is the pancreas
Then today, I added this:
Now before you get too excited, let me explain. I never experienced it, but before the Navigator, and the DexCom, and the MiniMed CGMS devices came out, diabetics were often given an early form of a CGMS device that you had to basically strap onto your body and wear around your neck in the shower, etc. Well, now doctor’s offices are taking advantages of the same advances in technology as some of us are able to.
What I am wearing is called an iPro. It is basically the clinical version of the MiniMed system. I am going to wear it through Friday and log accordingly so they can get a better picture of my day. You know, like they would have if I actually had a CGMS device (cough… BCBS jerks… cough)
Between that and my pump infusion site, I may as well wrap myself in IV3000. 😀
Speaking of wrapping…
I had my follow-up with the podiatrist today. I was still having trouble putting any weight on (or touching) my toe. The podiatrist confirmed that the X-rays from urgent care were worthless and completely the wrong views for the pain I am having. He took new ones and almost immediately could see the problem.
In his words, I definitely ‘cracked’ my toe. On the X-ray there is a fracture line down the middle of the toe. You can’t buddy wrap a big toe, so it is just wrapped by itself in that same sticky gauze that you get when you donate blood. I also am wearing a super stylish surgical boot. I am supposed to wear a sock over my foot in the boot, but it is hard to fit a sock over my toes so I wearing a fluffy kitten sock (one of these actually).
1) wrapped toe; 2) toe in boot; 3) toe in boot with stylish sock
He also mentioned that the crack is right on the part of the toe that you put your full body weight on when walking (go ahead, try it) so that is would take a while to feel better – a few weeks to a month.
If I am wearing my stylish footwear for a month, I certainly need a better story than “I dropped a laptop charger on my foot”. I mean I can’t even believe it myself. Talk about just the wrong angle at just the wrong time (kind of like how I broke my arm as a kid but that is a different story).
Anyone have any better explanations for how I did this? The more superhero the story is – the better!