This morning, as is my routine, I got out of bed and brought all my tech with me. I stacked my Dex on my phone on the kitchen counter next to my meter (this is, of course, the only way I remember everything on my way out the door). I did a test, shower-bolused, calibrated, and went to take a shower.
Once I was ready to leave for work, I grabbed my stack of things to pop in my purse...and something hit the floor. I paused, trying to figure out what the black circle could possibly be. Well, friends, it was part of Dex's face:
|He looks distressed about his tech-leprosy, doesn't he?|
It took me an appalling amount of time to even realize it was part of Dex - I kept looking around, trying to figure out what I'd knocked off the counter. I mean, the Seven+ was a tough son-of-a-gun - that receiver took some MAJOR abuse and managed to stay in one piece. The idea that a piece actually fell off my receiver was just completely out of the realm of possibility.
I called Dexcom, said I was unable to pop it back into place. (The rep seemed a little worried about that: "Oh, well, um, we don't generally want you to try to fix it yourself!") I'm getting a new receiver tomorrow. Which is great, but still. A piece fell off! These systems are not cheap, and I was surprised it's not a little more durable - it lasted not even five months. And I'm not the only one running into problems - I noticed this morning that Chris is having issues with his USB cover. (note: "build quality" - that is what I'm complaining about here. Thanks for the techie vocab, C!)
Is this just a coincidence or are a lot of people - besides me and Chris - having problems like this?