I love this site! You guys are all so amazing! I had trouble sleeping with pod on stomach, have been wearing it on arms all winter, but wondering what to do when i want to go sleeveless in the summer. The calf is a good idea for when you want to wear the long maxi-dresses or halter tops, and the shoulder fat is a great idea for when you want to wear tank tops. I'll definitely give them both a try this summer and be more adventurous. All winter I've been wearing my pods for the full three days, so i have a few to play with if it doesnt feel comfortable. thanks for the tips!
After seeing the pic of someone putting the pod on their calf the other day, I thought I'd give it a try. I'm not sure how it will hold up w/ running, but I am nursing an ankle injury so all I'm doing is mostly swimming and biking at the moment, so why not? :-)
I have a pretty muscular calf (my thighs are pretty muscular as well and have never had great success w/ that as a site) so I was skeptical, but still wanted to at least try it out. I put the canula so that it will hopefully be in between the lateral aspect of the gastrocnemius and the medial aspect of the soleus muscles, right in the 'groove' between the two heads...and so far, so good! My numbers are great and have been stable all morning. No pain or site irritation at this point either! So I'm pretty excited :-) Here's a pic of where I put it:
For some reason this site makes my knees weak just looking at it. lol I'm sure it's a great site, but just the thought of it makes me feel sick. I guess it's just a phobia with me. Glad you found another great site to place our OmniPod. :-)
To speak to your phobia, I must say I had the same fear/uneasiness (it's not just you! ;-). I was afraid I wouldn't have enough tissue to put the canula in w/o it kinking, and then I was afraid I'd have other issues w/ it even if it did insert fine.
Well just like w/ any other site, there's a learning curve to it :-) I ripped part of the welding points yesterday mid-day, but since I was having success w/ the site, I actually just fully removed this one and put a new right back in nearly the same exact place. I've been having good luck w/ it ever since. I didn't have any problems sleeping w/ it last night, so I'm pretty happy w/ the results thus far.
Good, I'm glad it works for you. So far, I'm doing very well with my stomach area. I just move it about 1/2 inch away from the last site and then change sides. It's just the easiest and most convenient place for me. Maybe someday when my stomach screams "No More", I'll change it. :-)
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