Monday, February 11, 2013

Meet Penelope

So we all know that those of us in the D-OC like to name our medical devices. I've had the MiniMed Revel for a while now and this pump didn't actually have a name. I'd named my old pump Lola, but this one hadn't gotten a name yet. She'd been stubborn, and until I got her an outfit to wear, she hadn't given me her name.

A few weeks ago I custom ordered a pump skin for my pump. I did this with my last pump as well. My love of theatre seems to be pretty well known throughout the D-OC, but in case you didn't know I have another blog where I focus almost completely on theatre and other related things.

This pump skin is basically the American Idiot (musical!!) poster. I wanted to bring my love of theatre (and my current favorite show) to my diabetes life. I feel they mix more often than not, and I figured if I'm gonna wear a device twenty-four hours a day to keep me alive, I might as well make it look like something I love.

When she got her skin, she gave me her name. It's kind of silly, but on the first national tour of American Idiot, there was a piece of the scenery that the cast named Penelope. I don't know why they picked that name. I don't know where it came from. But Penelope was an awesome set piece AND she made things fun... and occasionally cause some physical pain. Sound like an insulin pump? It did to me. Penelope, my insulin pump.


Scott K. Johnson said...

Love it! And that skin is awesome!

Jess said...

Love it! :)

Karen said...

Awww, this is perfect!! The skin looks awesome and it is totally YOU!!

greenpalm said...

This is the first time I've read your blog. My daughter, Eleanor was diagnose 37 days ago. She just finished a run as Princess Ying Yoawalak in The King and I, and she also loves theater. She is 6, and her nick name is Penelope! How 'bout that!? Here's my blog about her: Girl Glycosylated.