After 36 hours of freedom, yesterday I was back to having a $6,000 medical device attached to me 24/7. Sunday night my insulin pump decided to stop working. This has happened before, but it's always a bit panic-inducing because, well, I kind of need it to control my diabetes. But after a quick call to the manufacturer a replacement was shipped out and was in my hands Tuesday morning. In the meantime, I got to pick up and hold my children without worry that they would kick the pump off of my waist, I didn't have to worry about them playing with the pump itself or chewing on the tubing as they so enjoy doing, and I could wake up in the morning without the tubing wrapped all the way around my body as happens from time to time. Freedom!! Oh yeah, I did have to give myself pesky insulin shots all day and my glucose readings were a roller coaster of highs and lows. So, I guess it wasn't really freedom after all.