I had my first child a little over one year ago via c-section. I gained about 25-30 lbs during pregnancy and have returned to my pre-pregnancy weight, of course with a little more fat around the lower abdominals from being pregnant. Since I had the baby, I can’t go back to using my stomach for my infusion sites! I feel like I am running out of places and tissue isn’t healing as fast on my other areas. I currently use love handles, lower back, thighs, and literally my side of my stomach. If I go anywhere near the belly-button (pretty much where I was carrying my daughter) it hurts when I try to put a site there. I feel a little pinch and it almost feels like there is loose tissue underneath and it swallows up the cannula so insulin doesn’t go in me (does that make sense!?!). The Endo & OBGYN both say the stomach has healed nicely & no scar tissue has built up.
Are there any other mom’s out there that have/had this problem? Any help or similar stories would be great! And anyone use their arms for sites (and where do you put it on your arm exactly)? Im nervous to put it there, plus it doesn’t provide a lot of wiggle room either.