|This is the clean shelf of my dia-stuff. All of it in expiration date order.|
It's true. I keep stuff that doesn't necessarily need to be kept.
- I still have the meter case that came with my meter, but I use a small makeup bag instead.
- I still have the belt case that came with my first Dexcom G4, but I started using a TallyGear case almost right away.
- I still have the Dexcom transmitters that have dead batteries.
- I still have the complete box my first pump came in, but I've received a new pump since then.
- I still have all the glasses and their cases my daughter got as she was growing up. There are 4 pair in the bottom drawer of my bathroom.
- I still have the shoe boxes from the last 4 pair of shoes I bought.
- I still have the cookie tin from a box of cookies I received at Christmas time.
The problem is, I can't get rid of it.
The meter case is a perfect example. It is designed especially for my meter. It has a nice plastic holder in it and an elastic slip to hold a test strip bottle. I can't use it for anything else, but here's the problem - it came with my meter. I still use my meter. I can't get rid of the case.
The same goes for dresses, books, pajamas, or anything that comes together. I have a mental block about separating them. It doesn't matter that I don't wear half of the pajamas because they don't fit, I can't get rid of it until I get rid of the half that does fit. Does that make sense?
The Dexcom transmitters are a different story. I know they don't work. I know I could never use them again (no matter how much weight I lose). I still keep them. There is a mental block against just throwing something away that cost so much. I just can't do it.
What do YOU do with your old transmitters?