Monday, March 31, 2008

the latest

My one hour glucose test was bad. I have to go in for the three hour tomorrow. I am getting a glucometer and will finish out the rest of this pregnancy as a "Diabetic". I will be testing my blood sugar every 2 hours and following a new diet. I hope this results in a smaller baby that I am able to give birth to without surgery. I am not sad or happy, really just looking forward to being proactive in this turn of events.

Last week of bartending, also super cool. It is tremendously difficult to sit on a weird high stool or stand all night, let alone to serve the drinks. I have to get each beer, pop, juice, tonic, club soda, wine and water out of a fridge that is about as high as my knees, and with my pelvic bone condition, squatting is out of the question so I either have to get down on the actual grimey floor, or just bend bend bend way down while trying not to emit a horrible groan.

I can barely, barely walk out of there when my shift is done. I am supossed to "fast" tonight starting at 7:30 pm, but we'll see. If they are going to treat me as Diabetic anyhow, which they are, then I flat out will not get myself into a situation where I am vomiting up bile all morning, trying to drive to the hospital for this test after 5 hours of sleep. (remember when I shared with y'all that this fifth pregnancy has blessed me with the inability to puke without peeing everywhere? Yeah...I'm lovin it)

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hugs!

Make sure you ask to know what the actual numbers are from the 3 hr test so that you can decide how serious your situation is yourself.

Sugar testing every 2 hrs, and this prescribed even before the 3 hr...yikes. Was your screening test really THAT bad? In my area, it takes a value over 140 to get sent for the 3 hr.

Hugs again!

Jenn

Rixa said...

Ugh, I hope your GTT goes okay and that there is no puking/peeing involved! In your case, I guess it can be a useful tool (once it's over!). So if you do "fail" (hate that word) the 3 hour test, what's next? Diet modification? (Which isn't a bad idea anyway, for all pregnant women) Constant checking of your blood sugar levels? (No fun!)

Joy said...

It was 196. I dont see why I need to take the 3 hour when they are talking like I am going to do this diet modification anyhow, but I dont want to get "risked out" or cause trouble. I do see it as a useful tool and am looking forward to seeing what the new diet will bring. If I was upset about it I would refuse, etc, but I am not. I am looking at it as personal knowledge and not failure, etc. There is boatloads of diabetes in my family and I definately dont want this to be a lingering thing.

Judit said...

Wow, you've got some answers, and an action plan. Beats having your head in the sand for sure! :)
Hey, your description of getting drinks out of your work fridge actually gave me pregnancy flashbacks. So I'm with you. It can't be fun. Take good care! (I know you are.)