Gestational Diabetes

Posted: January 8, 2015 in Uncategorized

So, I’m sitting in the waiting room for my three hour test for glucose tolerance and I’m already pissed off. First, I couldn’t eat or drink anything for 12 hours before the first blood draw. Yes, I said first. There will be 3 more. Which for a pregnant woman is a long f’ing time not to eat or drink anything. I wake up thirsty and hungry. Also, if I don’t eat, I get HANGRY. SERIOUSLY HANGRY. No one wants that. Those that know me personally can imagine. It’s like a raving bitch on steroids.

Then, once the initial blood draw was done, I had to chug a drink that is so full of sugar there’s a warning on the label that it may make me sick and yak. JOY! On a good day, when this concoction is cold it tastes like a flat orange crush with the acidic after bite of a coke. It’s unpleasant. The worst part is that it makes you more thirsty than you were before and I still can’t drink anything.  My teeth feel like they’ve been coated in a pixie stick which is disgusting in and of itself. And because there was so much sugar in that thing, she won’t stop jumping around which doesn’t help the nausea.

So, here I sit, waiting for blood draws number 2, 3, and 4. Did I mention that I hate needles? No? Well, I do. Loathe actually. So, as days go, this is not one of my favorites.

Comments
  1. Jackie says:

    I feel for you, I wasn’t pregnant at the time but had had gastric bypass and we don’t tolerate sugar, I felt so sick in the waiting room, and by the end of the test, I was so tired, and foggy, got lost on my way to my following appointment…fast forward to a few months ago (this was 4 years ago) and I went to see a new endicronologist, who had a fit when I told him my story, he couldn’t believe that a doctor who knew i had had gastric bypass would send me to chug all that sugar when we can’t tolerate the sugar to begin with…never effing again….feel better!

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  2. Elise Logan says:

    I hated this test with a fiery passion. You have my sympathy. Also…you have my number if you need to help bury bodies….

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