Monday, May 24, 2010

failure

i failed my 1 hour glucose tolerance test. damn.

i have the 3 hour one on june 1st. i have to fast for 12 hours, then they draw your blood, you drink the drink and sit in the waiting room and they draw your blood every hour for 3 hours. you heard that right, people, a starving pregnant woman with nothing but glucose pulsing through her getting 4 blood draws in a row. sounds lovely, doesn't it?

in better news, my last day of work is friday! woo hoo!! i am looking forward to having the summer off to gestate and sew and read and relax.

3 comments:

S said...

The longer glucose tolerance test does sound a little like cruel and unusual punishment. Hope you pass with flying colors!

I envy your having the summer off. Though I'm not gestating and I don't sew, I would love to be able to read and relax instead of working. ;-)

Lara (NoodleGirl) said...

Oh man! I'm sorry you failed the 1 hour glucose test, that stinks! I have mine on Wednesday and am scared. At first I was going to try to be really good about eating (aka no sugar) a week leading up to the test and then I figured it was pointless unless they really test how I'm eating - which isn't horrible, I get my full fruit and some veggies each day but I do like a dessert each day too. I don't feel like I have GD, but I know the symptoms aren't that noticeable + my mom has Type II diabetes, so I'm afraid that I might be predisposed though that just my own crackpot theory.

I hope you pass the 3 hour test with flying colors! And yay for leave starting soon!!

Just me said...

Jesus, woman, you nearly gave me a heart attack! I see "failure" and my mind goes to much darker places than glucose tests!!!!

maybe we should start a book list so we all have plenty of summer reading....