First up: Phantom Pains.
You know how people that lose limbs to amputation will sometimes have phantom pains? Well, I have infusion site phantom pains. You know that feeling when you have a slightly sore site from your infusion set or sensor? Or you are right toward the time when you are going to be changing sites and it starts to get a little sore?
Well, I sometimes get those same feelings in spots where I don't currently have an infusion set or sensor. Like today, I have a sensor in my left thigh. It has been in the same spot for around 3 days. But my right thigh (where I had my last sensor) occasionally has a phantom pain.
And when I went to push on the area to see if it was sore from the previous sensor, it wasn't the same spot and the spot where the pain had been wasn't even sore.
I also have that happen occasionally with infusion sites. Do any of you have that happen, or am I completely weird?
Next topic: Diagnosis dates.
Last Friday I blogged about my celebration of my diagnosis date. During this time, I noticed several other bloggers who had diagnosis dates very close to my own.
Allison, Katie, Rachel, Kathy and Sara all have diagnosis dates within a couple of weeks of mine. I also have a friend who is not part of the online community that was diagnosed in February. I wonder if it is the time of year... with our immune systems so comprimised and sickness triggering it and all that. I suppose that could be a plausable theory. I'd like to take a survey of when people have diagnosis dates.