Happy anniversary! You look beautiful!
I tried so hard to learn from your mistakes when I got married 1 1/2 years ago. After reading your story, I packed a whole bag of extra supplies, sensors, insulin, etc. on the big day. I had a fabric loop sewn into my dress so that I could clip my pump to it (hidden between my boobs). Everything went off without a hitch, until we were packing up to leave the reception. My pump let out an odd beep that I had never heard before. I ignored it for the moment as we were about to go home anyway. I get in the car and look over my pump. Apparently, after dancing the night way, I had sweat so much that some moisture had gotten into my pump and made it go berserk. Did I mention that I had exactly 4 hours before I had to leave the house to get on a flight to Jamaica? Cue panic NOW.Desperate calls to Minimed customer service. Pulled an old pump out of storage and put a battery in it--no luck. Bags of rice ensued. Midnight run to my parents' house to pick up extra syringes in case I had to go back to shots. Convinced my honeymoon is ruined for sure.In the end, my new husband got the old pump to fire up again (no idea how). I wore that on my honeymoon while Minimed did their best to ship me a replacement pump to Jamaica (it ended up getting held up in customs and I never received it. They instead had a replacement pump on my doorstep when I arrived home). The old pump (also a Minimed) held up for the week, but batteries would only last two days in it and every time I changed the battery it would clear all of my settings (basal rates, etc). I was SO terrified that I would be stuck in a foreign country with no pump and have to take shots of Novolog every few hours, as I had no long-acting insulin on hand (another lesson) and couldn't get my hands on any before we left. I just ended up getting REALLY lucky that my old pump held out for me while we were away and my BG stayed normal, so I knew it was delivering insulin as needed. Minimed customer service was AWESOME during the entire ordeal as well, as I touched base with them almost daily. So, D-brides to be, learn from my mistakes as well. Have long-acting insulin on hand, and try not to sweat all over your pump even if you don't place it below your Spanx and satin gown :-) Congrats on your anniversary!
I feel like, if we could get through THIS, we can get through anything. Glad you had backups for your backups!!
Happy Anniversary!And thanks for the warning! I'm getting married in a week, and I have a special pocket sewn onto the inner layer of my dress below my knees (it was the only place it wouldn't look weird). A phone call to Medtronic got me a few spare infusion sites with the extra long tubing. That was really nice of them since I usually use infusion sites with short tubing. Hopefully, my pump will make it through the day! :)
HOLY MOLY! What a day!!!! Happy anniversary! :)
Happy Anniversary to Rabbit's Mommy and Daddy!!! :D
Happy anniversary, beautiful people!
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Aww, I'm a little late but Happy Anniversary!!
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