So I found out the results of my gestational diabetes test last week but before I tell you what they were can I please please describe to you the torture that was the three hour test?
What? It's my blog and I can do whatever I want? That's what I thought.
So, for starters I had to get up earlier than usual to be at the lab at 7:45 am. I couldn't eat breakfast so...
Wait, I should back up a little more.
When the nurse told me what I had to do to prepare for the test, one of the requirements was that I had to "fast for 12 hours prior, so no eating after midnight".
Even though my test started at 8. Midnight to 8 is only... whatever.
I went with the 12 hour recommendation but stopped eating after 7 since if I eat after that I get (worse) heartburn anyway.
So what I'm trying to tell you is that the 12 hour fast had no effect on my daily life.
Until I had to leave the house without eating breakfast.
But, I'm tough, I can deal.
However, when I get to the lab NO ONE IS THERE! I had no choice but to immediately send Tyson a text message of complaint and then sit and wait.
An old man who looked about as cranky as I felt tried to get into the lab and then joined me in my patient vigil. I smiled at him as I silently vowed that I would beat him to the door when they opened so I could start my test first.
And I did.
We finally got in and my test began with a stab in the arm, followed by the instructions to drink a bottle of glucose liquid. When given the choice between orange and lemon-lime, I went with the l-l.
Apparently Voldemort was part of the design team for this one because it was horrible! I almost expected a prize when I finished drinking it, but instead I got to sit in the lab for three hours with my only diversion being three more stabs to the arm.
Well, plus I brought our laptop and a movie which helped. And I didn't have to sit in the waiting room, I got my own room in the back but still! Not a fun way to spend your morning, ok!?
At any rate, I got the results back and...
No Gestational Diabetes!
Krispy Kremes for everyone!