keep-calm-and-take-a-day-off-9Today I am taking a day off from my CGM (continuous glucose monitor). I wish I could take a day off from diabetes, but that’s not happening.

In the shower last night, I noticed the bandage part on my sensor was a bit “worn”, I wondered if I should just replace it, rather than trying to keep it on and then I thought “Fuck this.” I also considered that if I got out of the shower and then took it off I would still have to remove the adhesive from my side, which is much easier to do while showering. So I ripped my sensor out while in the shower. I cleaned off the adhesive and finished with my shower. And here’s the best part, when I got out of the shower, I could properly dry myself off without worrying about bumping or pulling the sensor out, messing up the bandage part, or dislodging the transmitter, it might sound stupid, but it was amazing. So amazing in fact, that I haven’t put on a new one.

I was slightly concerned about hitting a low while I was sleeping, and thought about it, but then still decided to go without for just the night. However, it’s now the morning and I decided I’ll take the day. I know that it’s going to mean that I have to test more, like I did pre-CGM, but I won’t have to consider what pants I’m wearing and where the waist band fits, or where the seatbelt falls when I get into the car, or worry about answering the questions when I’m at the beach, or feel like a sick person every time I feel it bump against my clothes. This is not to say that I’m quitting my CGM or that I don’t see the value in it, just that I needed a break; and unlike with diabetes, I can take a break from my CGM. I don’t know why I feel like I need to justify that here, but there it is.

[the following night I begrudgingly put a new sensor on, and then it alerted incorrectly all night, #fml]