Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Processing Times May Vary

Over the past 2 days, I've contacted both Tandem and Dexcom.  2013 is a year of New Diabetes Gearstuff here at Dorkabetic. 

Now I just need to wait, wait, wait on processing and companies contacting my suppliers.  Then I will wait, wait, wait on shipping.  I am not the greatest at being patient about such things.  Here is an approximation of what it looks like when I am waiting for something via delivery [USPS, UPS, FedEx, specific responses to emails, etc]:

Found via Google Image Search via some awesome person at

Here's hoping the waits aren't too long.  And don't worry, readers o' mine, I will certainly have plenty to say about my new diabetes "toys" when they arrive.  I apologize in advance to anyone without diabetes in my life for all the yammering on I will surely be doing about all my new gadgetry, but hey, listen in.  You might even learn something.

Let the mailbox checking begin!


  1. Oh, I love my little pony. Check the mailboxes indeed! Good luck on your new stuff. So exciting.

    1. There are some who say that I *am* Pinkie Pie, and I ordered a pink G4, so maybe that's what I'll name her. :)

  2. Anonymous11:49 PM

    I am the same way! I find it impossible to wait for packages. Can't wait to hear about your new gadgets!

  3. I'm with you. The new year started out waiting for my DMV registration. I emailed DMV and told them I never received the sticker (NY gives you a sticker only, no card for your glove compartment) and I was told it was sent (indeed, they cashed my check a month ago) and in the event that I'm pulled over an officer can verify it has been paid, but not so much for the metermaids in NYC who see it as their role to ticket for shit that doesn't concern them like auto registrations, so I have to be careful where I park until I get proof that I've paid for it besides the cancelled check. On top of that, I filled all the paperwork for a new Dexcom and my endo's office told me they received an illegible fax that was either the top of bottom of the form, so I called the local distributor (they're based in New Jersey) and wait on hold for a total of 2 hours after being transferred from department to department, and once I finally spoke with them, they promised to send a clean copy (I said it would have been easier if they just mailed it, but that was a no-can-do as if envelopes and stamps were so expensive. Now, I wait much like you are waiting. I'm the least patient person I know, but there are some things that can't seem to be rushed.


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