LOL. Kelly, you rock.
In honor of that discussion, I actually used my lower outer left thigh last night when I put a new pod on. Never tried that area before. I should have thought better about which side though because, since I’m pregnant, I’m “supposed” to be favoring my left side while sleeping and the pod was just NOT going to let that happen in that location. Ah well. Live and learn. I’m not sure how I feel about the absorption there so far, but I think it will be great to give my poor stretching butt and abdomen a rest for three days. HA.
You know, as much as I’ve complained about the fact that Omnipod allows little room for stretching the time (pods expire after 80 hours, but start beeping periodically at the 3-day/72-hour mark), I’m beginning to think that it was the best thing they could have done for their customers in the long run. I have heard so many unfortunate stories about people stretching infusion sets to last 5 days and suffering absorption/scarring/infection that I really think the pump companies are right on this one - it’s not good for us in the long run. The skin is not meant to have intrusion AND infusion of a foreign substance for that many days. CGM sensors are intrusions into the skin, but we can wear them longer because we’re not also asking our tender little epidermis to absorb a hormone there, too! My little five-day hole still hasn’t recovered three years later from where it contracted staph. I still have an ugly brown spot with a lump underneath.