Well, you may remember awhile back I said I was having my glucose test done at the doctor. I was nervous, but not because I thought I would fail…just nervous I would get sick or pass out, but failing wasn’t really on my radar.
I timidly drank the orange drink, waiting for the awful taste and nausea, neither of which came. I had to laugh, it just tasted like orange soda to me and didn’t make me sick at all, nothing to worry about right? That is until my doctor walked in and told me I failed with a 154 (needed to be below 140). I held back the tears as she told me I didn’t do anything wrong, but I couldn’t help it.
Baby M isn’t even here yet and I felt like a failure. I know it may seem silly, but I’m just being real here. That day was not so good, I cried a couple times and was pretty upset about having to take the 3 hour (I had heard even more horror stories). I decided to not share on my blog until after the results from the three hour.
I showed up at the lab after fasting for 12 hours (brutal!) and hadn’t first of four blood draws, then double the amount of my orange soda 🙂
Every hour for 3 hours they took more blood, and while I was very hungry and bored, it wasn’t that bad. Again no passing out or sickness thank goodness. That was the Tuesday before July 4th. I never got a call about my results, so when I has my appointment this past Monday I assumed she would tell me. Well, she didn’t have the results yet! More waiting, I just wanted to know.
I finally got a call on Tuesday afternoon saying I passed with flying colors! What a huge relief. It’s a bit confusing how I failed one so badly, but I am just glad the ordeal is over.
If I has failed it would have been no fun, but I would have managed it for my health and baby M’s health. It’s so strange though how my immediate reaction was that of failure. Diabetes runs in my family, but I just didn’t think about any of that.
Luckily before I got the second results I had forced myself to be ok with whatever happened, and to have a good attitude about it. However, I am so glad I passed! So ladies, if you fail the one hour don’t fret, apparently a lot of people do then go on to pass the next one.
You are not a failure just because you failed! If anyone has questions about the testing I would be glad to try to answer!