Saturday, July 25, 2009

The results are in...

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.

Cranky McGee.

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.

Bad decision.

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...

False alarm!

No Gestational Diabetes!

Krispy Kremes for everyone!


  1. Congratulations on both the test results and beating out the old man for the #1 spot! Glad you can hold your own and still get to eat lots of treats while your preggers. :)

  2. Yay, good news. I'm sure you were very relieved to hear that!

  3. I'm so glad. Sorry you had to go through that though. Grrr... what a pain.

  4. I KNEW it! Remember-no sugar the night before you visit the dr. Then stop by Krispy Kreme on your way home AFTER the dr. appointment. Worked for me! (except they didn't have Krispy Kreme in the olden days)

  5. Yeah! I remember when I got a CT scan or whatever it's called. I felt like Dumbledore when he had to drink out of that birdbath thing. I had to drink 3 things of this yucky white stuff and fast. And when I got there they made me drink this satanic hi-c, it was gross. They didn't draw blood but they injected metal juice in my arm that made me hot and tingley and taste metal in my mouth. Yeah stuff like that stinks.

  6. Congratulations! A Krispy Kreme does sound good.

  7. You're testing was way worse than mine and I felt like I was going to die. I was given the lemon-lime stuff before hand and advised to refrigerate it--supposedly makes it taste better. I drank it 50 minutes before i arrived at the lab. I was so slumped over in the waiting room and got a few worried looks. I tried not to pass out and warned the tech that I might. The worst part was when the sugary substance hit my blood stream. It gave me anxiety as if I'd taken an illegal drug. It eventually wore off about an hour after eating real food. Soo not fun!

  8. Hurray! I thought the one hour test was bad enough. Sorry about the icky drink though. That stuff made me want to barf!

  9. Hi Mari! I'm glad to hear your test results were negative. Sounds like a horrible day, but at least now you have a funny story to tell. I'm so excited for you and Tyson. Having a baby is the most wonderful thing :)

  10. Hey - Prilosec works AMAZINGLY for heartburn - of course, you take it the day before to work for the following day, but it saved me while I was preggo! Congrats on no diabetes! ;) - Molly