So what went wrong this time, what's Sedge done now? - surely she can't beat last year's setting off on holiday without her pump, or can she?
So the beginning of this week, my pump told me it was getting to the end of it's reservoir. 20u left, so next lunchtime I took my insulin out of the fridge. After lunch I went for a new reservoir - no reservoirs. Had I got an old pointy end and screw in handle for the plunger then to re-use the old one? - Nope. Ooo-err.
Hah ! - I had syringes, fill it with a syringe from the pointy end .... Nope, no room in the reservoir and the force of the insulin out of the syringe was not sufficient to move the plunget back down the tube.
Pete has a Think, then get's one of his fishing tackle cases out of the locker. A second size 'boilie stringing needle'* was sufficient to drag the plunger back down the reservoir tube. TG he's a carp fisherman! And I then filled the res from the pointy end with a syringe. Job done.
* these are like mega-fine, steel crocheting hooks, wicked hooks on em. If you wanted to crochet something using hairs from your head instead of wool or cotton, these would be about the size hook to use.