after almost 2 years of being on my dexcom sensor, i finally felt it was time to let it go. i have written many times before about the difficulty i was having finding a sweet spot to put my sensor in, b/c i am so thin. i tried and tried and ended up in sheer frustration. also, i found myself checking and checking and checking my receiver. non-stop, compulsively. i would follow my direction arrows and became very anxious when they were showing straight up or down, fast or slow, no matter what. i was physically and emotionally attached to it.
well, i had to have some surgery and the surgeon would let me keep my pump on, but he would not let me wear my sensor. (i was taking medication that included Tylenol.) i went w/out it for the first week post-op. as frightened as i was to be w/out it, i found this tremendous sense of relief. i simply went back to relying on my old test strips and meter and was able to relax. i keep thorough logs, writing down everything and learning from mistakes and successes. i did, however, learn many things from using the CGM, which i have been able to apply to eating many different types of foods (for example, fatty food like steak, grilled cheese sandwiches). i am much happier and feel free from the insane attachment i experienced from the CGM.
i don’t know if my experience may help others. i just thought i would put mine out there. i don’t feel like i failed, but feel like i succeeded by my willingness to try out a new technology for managing my diabetes.
good luck to all of you. wishing you all the very best; and, thank you all for your endless support that you gave me while i was on the sensor.