Yesterday I had a bit of a horrifying experience that occurred.
So, yesterday my mom, and I went shopping just like we normally would on a Saturday morning. We decided yesterday to go to Kohls because we had some coupons we wanted to use and there were a lot of sales going on that day.
While at Kohls, I had been looking at clothes because again there were sales and we had coupons. So, when I try on clothes, I will just disconnect my insulin pump as I just find it easier that way. I usually remember to reconnect afterword.
My horror story starts here. Yesterday, I did not reconnect my pump, and I left the fitting room without it. I did not realize this at the time because I was too distracted by other things.
After walking around the store for a bit longer I went to pull out my pump because I was just curious where my blood sugar was at since it had been awhile since I had last checked. To my horror my pump was not there. I was freaking out! I hurriedly rushed past people to go back into the fitting room that I had been in earlier only to find that my pump was not there either! This freaked me even more out! This is a device that keeps me alive LITERALLY! Without it, I could die!!! I was also thinking of what the hell I was going to tell my mother when I saw her, and what the heck we would do in general! I was in MAJOR CRISES MODE!!!
I decided I would check the service desk to see if maybe somebody had turned it in. I was hoping so because at this point that was my very last bet!!! I walked up to the lady at the desk and asked if anybody had turned in a pink pager deciding that she would have no idea what on earth I was talking about if I called it an insulin pump as usually most non-diabetics knowledge on diabetes is limited. The lady at the desk said that someone had turned in a pink insulin pump. I was kind of shocked when she said this because normally people I've encountered have no idea what insulin pumps are. She then explained that her little sister had a pump and was diabetic too. I thanked her!! I had never been more thankful for anything in my life! My life support had basically just been returned to me!
I was SOO relived and SOOO happy when this happened! It is kind of funny now what happened but, at the time it was HORRIFYING and I was TERRIFIED!
Moral of story: ALWAYS make sure you have your insulin pump with you!!
I am just so happy to have my buddy back attached at my hip where he belongs!