Yesterday I had a little bit of excitement at the grocery store. As I was on my way there, I was chatting with my sister on my phone and we were mid-convo when I arrived so I hung out in the car for a bit to finish up our conversation. Went into Kroger and after about 20 minutes, my sister texts me that my nephew had received the picture I drew for him (he sent my husband and I a picture in the mail so of course I had to draw him one, because what 5-year-old kid doesn’t love getting mail!?) Anyway, according to my nephew, my picture was “Impressive”. Ha! Want to know what’s not so impressive? Going to check your CGM and realizing, shit. It’s not there.
OK, maybe it’s in my purse? I actually had the thought to throw it in my purse while I was on the phone with my sister. I dump out the contents of my purse (which, as any D Lady knows, we don’t carry purses. We carry Mary Poppins’ bag. Picture a panicking lady dumping her purse into her shopping cart. Yeah.) Not there.
I retraced my steps all while freaking out… OMG, we can’t afford to pay full price for a new one. What if someone sees it and thinks it’s an iPod and swipes it? WHY have I been dragging my feet on making a label to put on it, explaining that it’s a medical device, reward if found, OMG I suck at life. Ohmygod, Ohmygod, Ohmygod.
My heart was racing. After not seeing it in the spots I had been, I go to the customer service counter, nearly crying, asking if it had been turned in and if they will make an announcement. The woman does, but of course her announcement makes zero sense. (Really how do you explain what a CGM is to someone who has no idea?).
I’m freaking the hell out. Texting with my husband and panicking. I said about 9,000 prayers to St. Anthony (who usually is listening when I lose stuff!). As a last-ditch effort I think that maybe it fell off while I was walking into the store, maybe, just maybe the Diabetes-Gods will smile upon me and it wasn’t run over. I ditch my half full cart in the produce section and head out to my car.
Don’t see it in the parking lot. Fuuuuuuuuu……dge. Maybe it’s in my car?? Please, please, please, let it be there. I open the door…and….
FOUND IT. It was in between my seat and my door.
Biggest sigh of relief ever.
I sent my husband a text that said “FOU D IT”, which he was able to decipher as “FOUND IT” (he’s so smart). He wrote back that he was in his truck on his way to the store. (I should’ve made him come and finish up the grocery shopping, cuz man, I needed a beer or something at this point!).
Friends, I was freaked the hell out for a good 30 minutes. I rely so much on this device and should I lose it and can’t get it replaced under warranty, right now it just wouldn’t be in the cards to replace. My heart is still racing.
Lesson learned. Unless I am at home or at work, my Dexcom will stay securely IN something. In my purse, my boxing bag, cup holder of my car. The clip it comes with really just isn’t the best and I really do not want to have to have a panic attack at Kroger again.
Laura Fun Fact – I played Jane Banks in my Kindergarten production of Mary Poppins. On video, there is a shot of me on stage , butt to the crowd, picking a massive wedgie. I was a classy little kid.
Happy Diabetes Blog Check-In Day, everyone!