Time for a new post...
I've been on the pump for a month now. It's had its ups and downs (pun intended), for a while I wasn't sure if it was the right decision, I was scared, elated, frustrated and hopeful for the first week, then routine started to kick in and I started seeing the pump more objectively.
I like the freedom from needles, but I feel chained to this machine. Sleeping with it is a pain in the butt because I roll around a lot, on my back, on my sides, on my stomach, upside down... so i just went for the longer cable and let it be free while I sleep. Now my bed is even more crowded: me, hubby, the body pillow, my really old teddy bear, the pump, 4 head pillows and various socks I've lost during sleep. But we manage and the pump has not been pulled off or fallen of the bed yet.
Pluses that I can see right away after switching from MDI are: not having to use needles, less pain, better control, I remember more often and correct more often as well, and the big one MATH is done for me! this helps me enjoy my meals significantly more.
Reasons why at times I wanted to go back to MDI: is bulky, I have to carry more supplies than before when going out of town, insurance hasn't kicked is so it's expensive, sleeping nuisance and I get site scarring and bumps.
I went for a visit to the hospital today, my A1C is now 7.4% but that is very likely from the 2 months before that are averaging this month (which my pump tells me is around 9.4) the nurse said the bumps look okay, doesn't seem that i'm allergic, maybe i'm pressing too hard when I insert the site or maybe the canula is not long enough and the insulin is pooling under my skin. I'll try being more gentle first and see what happens.
All in all, I think I will stick with it, I still have lots of highs but I don't have any unexplained lows anymore. My basal rate is good (I tested it by fasting), tho I still have to tweak the nighttime one. This means 2 more moths before I can make the decision of getting pregnant!
But that is ok I s'posse, since I am starting anew and this seems to be the way to go :)