Gang, I've ordered my Animas Ping, and am just now learning about all the red-tape, delays, etc. How frustrating.
After it's approved by Blue Shield (which takes a few days), Animas then receives the go-ahead to ship. After it's shipped (which takes a few days), they then put me in a queue for a trainer. After a trainer is assigned to me (which takes a few days), I then wait a week or so for a call. We then make a future appt. for my first training.
So the bottom line is this: my pump will arrive on my doorstep, and I'll have to wait another week or *two* before I can even use it!
What was it like for you?