Thursday, January 15, 2009

The Jury's Still Out

I don't have a bladder infection -- and my blood count is just fine. That means that the dreaded call I received from Cottonwood Hospital last week was because I failed my 1 hour glucose test. I am okay with it ... now. I still think that it sucks ... but all I can hope for is to pass my 3 hour test.

I went to the hospital yesterday morning to get my tests done. They draw blood when you get there, make you take a nasty drink (the first half wasn't too bad ... better than the one hour drink ... but by the end it tasted like you were just swallowing sugar!). They then draw your blood every hour for three hours. I had my first "stick" at about 8 so I was done at 11. You have to go in fasting ... so by 11 I was FAMISHED! Joe gets off of work at 11:30 for lunch so I went to costco to eat their free samples while I waited for him.

I should find out in about a week what the diagnosis is. I am planning to fail it ... the red flags are still flying ... I just hope for the best. I figure that it is only 10 weeks ... and if my (big) little man comes early it will be even less. Besides, it may not be bad to get back on some better eating habits -- help me transition for when he comes.

6 comments:

Jess and Jen said...

I'll keep my fingers crossed for you! Ten weeks...WOW! It's getting closer!

Sarah Elizabeth said...

Good luck sweety! Behind you all the way. Keep us posted about what is happening. Any developments and anything else.

Joanie said...

Think of it positively... good eating habits=good food. (Yeah, this is the junk-food queen here) BUT think of how much better you will feel!
Love you,

BoucherBlogger said...

But I feel fine ... I don't know how I could feel better.

Mom and Dad said...

THanks for the update, dearie. Take a good book if you have to stay 3 hours! Best of the best to you, Jen. Love ya, Ann

Tink said...

My sister and I both had gestational diabetes. It's not sooo bad to deal with--mainly dietary changes. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you! Hard to believe TEN weeks! Wahoo!