Archive for June 12th, 2012
I spent my early childhood on a military base, we lived in military housing, and I attended head start (Central Preparatory) and primary school (Garrison Primary) on a military base.
However, the only military ceremony I witnessed was personnel and officers saluting each other.
Then on a visit to London, I witnessed the amazing ceremony that is the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. It occurred to me then that ceremonies make everything better and festive.
My planned insulin pump site changes are a mini ceremony, which starts with a bolus and the ripping out my old set. I then gather all of my supplies into my change tray, before taking a luxurious shower, my skin free of medical tapes.
Before, I use to just gather my supplies on my bed, till site changes become stale and boring. I also made sure to incorporate a shower with each planned insulin pump change. I added the tray to infuse ceremony and festivity into my insulin pump site changes.