As I went to put my old pump in the drawer I honestly got a little chocked up. The new pump may be better but the old pump saved my life. This may sound odd but the old pump is like your first true love, you have so many memories that no matter how much time passes you will never forget all of the good times you had. My old pump has been all over New England on a bicycle, it has met with senators in Washington D.C. and it has seen me change as a person. Looking at my old pump I remember the fears I had when I first got it, I was scared of this new device that would make managing my diabetes easier. It took a while for my pump and I to get to know each other but once we did it was a match made in heaven, the pump changed my life.
Looking at my new pump I can see how much I have changed in four years. My old pump was a boring charcoal color, just like me four years ago, plain and not very exciting. I remember wanting a pump that didn't standout, I didn't want any attention. My new pump is neon blue, exciting, different and loud. The color fits the new me, I believe I will be doing exciting things with it. I want my pump to catch someones eye, I want them to ask me questions about it. My new pump will see a lot of things just like my old pump did. This pump will see Boston in April while joining me in the Boston Marathon. It will be with me when I participate in a fundraiser with the Connecticut Sun and the American Diabetes Association. I don't know what else lies ahead but I know it will be great and I can't wait for my pump to be with me every second of the way .