Tuesday, December 30, 2008

3-Hour Glucose Test Complete! *SIGH OF RELIEF*

It's DONE!!

I haven't felt THAT relieved after something in a really long time. I was completely worked up about it for the past week-always in the back of my head.

Got there at 8am this morning, there were a lot of people in the lab already. Wasn't expecting that. They took the first blood draw at 8:22am after me fasting for the last 12 hours. The girl who did it was super nice. I told her I just didn't like needles and she understood. She said she could use a kiddie needle on me. I don't know if that made a difference, but it felt like it to me! Had to give blood sitting up. No problems. Right afterwards I drank the glucose (had to be in less than 5 minutes). She told me the first hour is the worst and to try as hard as I could to keep it down or I would have to come back and retake the test. Symptoms could be nausea, dizzies, getting lightheaded, vomiting. Went back to the waiting room to sit for an hour. Had no problems. My stomach hurt for a short time, but it was actually more from the 2 women who came in with the super strong perfume! Ug-it was awful!

The next 3 blood draws were okay, and I felt fine for the rest of the time. The last hour I started to get really thirsty, was a little hungry and was really tired, but it was fine!

Afterwards, Keith and I went and grabbed some bagels and had to run some errands. By the time I got home about 4 I was wiped out and took a nap until 6:30. Keith took care of the boys, made dinner and let me sleep.

SO relieved it's done!! Let's hope the results are okay!


Nancy said...

I'm glad you got it done! I hate getting blood drawn...I'm a fainter!

Jeremy said...

I'm glad it went well. I'm usually ok getting blood done but it is NEVER fun.