I failed to mention that at my last appointment the nurse noticed I was over due for my routine glucose test to check for gestational diabetes. I didn't want to needlessly worry any one by posting that I'd failed the first test before I knew for sure what was going on : (
They ordered a more extensive glucose test to follow. The first one was simple enough, drink a small cup of maybe 6oz of sugar water that looks like gatorade and tastes like really really sweet orange Fanta, the first two sips are good then it's just gross. Then don't eat or drink anything for an hour and then get my blood drawn and tested.
For the more extensive glucose test I was not to eat anything past midnight the night before but I could drink water till the test. My blood was drawn and then I had to drink a much larger cup of that nasty sugar water. Technically it was supposed to be gone in 5min but it took me 10min...so nasty! After that it's three more blood draws one hour apart (no food or drink in the mean time). Let me warn you don't EVER let them draw blood from the same vein twice in one day! It hurt going in, it hurt drawing out the blood, it hurt taking the needle out and then it THROBBED for 10 minutes after. For the next draw I asked them if they could poke a different vein, thankfully I'm really veiny and they pop out with little effort so they were easily able to find another suitable blood source. I spent about 4hours at the lab in uncomfortable chairs. I felt light headed from lack of food and water. I almost hoped I'd get a positive result so the unpleasant day wasn't spent in vain. Two hours later I got a call saying everything was normal!
To celebrate I asked Phil to bring me a slurpie and a snickers bars on his bike ride home from work but apparently the plaid Pantry near my house got rid of their slurpie machine, it just wasn't the same : (
This is a picture of me eating whatever I want cause I don't have diabetes.