Total Recall

I’m not talking about the movie with Arnold Schwarzenegger, or it’s remake. I have no clue who is in the remake because I personally boycott films that are modern do-overs of perfectly fine original films. One day I will be ranting about that, but today I am here to rant about something else.

I received an overnight USPS envelope in the mail yesterday. There  TestStripswere two letters in it. One from OmniPod, my insulin pump maker, and the other from Abbott, the company that makes the “FreeStyle” glucose test strips that are for the FreeStyle BG meter, AND for use with the OmniPod insulin pump system.

There is something drastically wrong with the latest batch of test strips and the OmniPod system- they are giving false readings.  Which is incredibly bad when you use your blood glucose levels to figure out how much insulin you need. I haven’t even been on the Pods for a week. Arrrrrrrrgh!

I have to call a toll-free number to get replacement strips (at no charge) sent to me. Apparently there are a massive number of diabetics these days. I waited on hold for 45-minutes yesterday, then needed to eat lunch. I was sick of their crappy on-hold music, so I hung up and decided to try it last night and see if I have better luck.

#$*&#%&@!!  <– that, BTW, means “No.”   Tonight I’ll put my headset on and knit or sew while I’m waiting. Or, I’ll watch the Olympics we have recorded. Even better, I’ll sit in my recliner, in front of the vaporizer, reeking of menthol, and take a nap; leaving it all to be dealt with tomorrow.

RRDanna  This week reminds me of Roseanne Roseanna Danna

– “It’s always something…”

Yep, that about sums it up.

One thought on “Total Recall

  1. I’m not sure what to say other than, better luck tomorrow? Seriously. That sucks. I hope that it sucks less the further you go with your pump adventure.


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