Hello - I can tell you that I've been on Apo-go now for over three years. In the past, I 've put the Apo-Go on but forgotten to turn the pump on and have I paid for it! By about 10.30 a.m., I 've gone completely "off", at which time I've realised what I've done and turned the pump on but it's taken another 1/2 hr our so to feel better.
I was taken into hospital for a week and shown how to put the pump together and put the needle in to myself and gradually up't the dosage and now I'm using it 24 hrs a day. Turning it up at 7.00a.m. to .98 and down at 10.00 p.m. to .60.
I have to find a space on either my stomach or top of legs where there are no nodules or lumps to insert the needle. Some of these get very hard and itch very much and I have a tape which is put on the skin, called Helium, which helps. Also, I use a massager to help get the nodules down. Most days I'm OK to deal with this myself but if I'm "off ", my husband will take over.
I hated this when I first started but I'm used to it now and only get anxious when the pump starts beeping because there is something wrong with it but have managed to keep quite calm the last couple times this has happened. It also stops me going into the swimming pool on holidays because I can't be bothered to go to my room to take the needle out, and then have to go upstairs again when I come out to put another needle in before I go "off" again.
On the whole, it has been a lifesaver.