I had my GTT today and it went as well as expected. We got there at 8:30 am, and had my blood drawn as soon as we got in (right arm). Right after I had the first round of blood drawn, I had to drink a bottle of that sugar water stuff. That was the part I was scared of. I took a sip and it wasn't too bad, kinda tasted like flat Sprite or 7up, but a little sweeter. "Hmm." I thought. "I was scared for nothing." I continued to drink it, since the lady said I had to chug it. The more swallows I took, the worse it got. It was soooo sugary and towards the middle started tasting like I was drinking straight syrup. Yuck. I finally finished it after gagging a few hundred times, while Mike was standing behind me laughing. I felt ok though, didn't throw up!
Mike left to go home to do some stuff before he had to go to work later in the day (he took a late day so that he could take me and pick me up, he's so sweet.) So there I sat with a new Nicholas Sparks book I had just bought at my favorite thrift store for 99 cents. (hmm I just realised there is no key on the keyboard for the cent symbol)
I started reading and got about 3 chapters in, and I was starting to feel kinda yucky. Finally it was time to go back in...another blood draw, left arm this time. At least I didn't have to drink that stuff anymore. But mind you I had been fasting since 10:00 last night, so all I had in my stomach was that yucky drink. So I hang out for another hour and get blood drawn again (right arm).....and hang out another hour and get blood drawn for the last time (left arm).
Mike was there to pick me up, cookies and orange juice in hand in case I felt "woozy". I love my husband he is so sweet! All the nurses gushed about that and said he was a keeper...I think so too.
By now (10:26pm) I have the worst acid refulx/heart burn ever, and I know it's from that sugar drink...blech everytime I think about it I get the shivers. Also I would like to point out that from all the stabbing, I now look like an intravenous drug user (lovely)
I don't go back to see my gyno till the first monday in May, so won't know any results till then. Also just for noting, another negative OPK today.
The Hidden Cross
2 days ago