Thursday, March 19, 2009

Yucky Testing

So today I had to go in for my 3 hour glucose test. I was not looking forward to it. I had to stop eating at 8:30 PM the night before with nothing except water until the testing was complete. I woke up a little nauseous just from lack of food and hoped that I'd be able to manage. Once in the doctor office, I was given instructions to drink the glucose liquid (like the syrup from uncarbonated pop) in 5 minutes. On an empty stomach, chugging syrup in the amount similar to a can of pop is not good. I asked if I could chew on some ice that I had brought and was told not to for a while so that the glucose didn't get dilluted. :( I was taken to an exam room where I discovered they did not have internet access for me so all I could do on the laptop was play Hearts and Majong. Blood drawing then occurred every hour on the hour for 3 hours. 2 pokes in each arm. Nice. The first two hours were horrendous. I would puke it up and then have to swallow it down. If you puke it up, you have to reschedule and do it again...no way was that happening. I managed to catch a couple 20 minute naps on the exam table when I got bored enough.

Now I'm home, have eaten a large Quizno's sandwich and am starting to burp and gag a lot less. Dan is home for the rest of the day to assist with the children. I'll get my results on Monday hopefully. Until then I'll be snacking on my Easter candy and such just in case! :)

1 comment:

Trippleaaa said...

That does not sound fun at all. I have to have a glucose test done next week too, but only one draw, not 3. I do have to fast for 12 hours though.. ick. I hope things are going well! How exciting that the girls will be here soon!