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The chronicle of the journey from infertility, to miscarriage, to finally raising twin girls born in June 2012.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Glucose Fail

I have nice things to talk about from yesterday, but I had a crappy morning this morning and want it out of my head.

And I didn't fail the glucose test, I failed to properly take the glucose test.

I was very good and fasted after about 10pm last night so I could do the glucose diabetes test this morning.  We got our asses out of bed this morning and trucked down to the hospital take the test.  No Starbucks, no McDonalds hashbrowns, just a hungry pregnant woman with her water bottle and a tired husband yawning his way there.

We get to the hospital and totter up to the fifth floor.  They take my blood for the "before" numbers and give me this awful sweetened water mixture.  It's like drinking a bottle full of melted otter pop, and I have to get it all down in 5 minutes on my empty stomach.  I fight my way through.  The sugar starts making me feel sick almost immediately.  But I'm battling and I get it all down.

Feeling a bit off, I walk over to the bathroom thinking maybe I'll feel a little better if I pee.  So I do.  And when I stand up and get my pants back on, it happens,  I run over to the sink and start violently barfing up red liquid.  Ugh!  It was just awful.  My torso was already a bit sore when I woke up this morning, and leaning over a sink throwing up was not helping.  It took about 10 minutes to get it all out of my system.

So I went to sit down for a few minutes and recover.  And then headed back to the sink to get rid of whatever else my stomach could give to the cause.

Just an awful experience.

When we got home, of course I'm still starving because it's been 12 hours since I started fasting.  But of course when you're that hungry, and you've barfed, the idea of eating just makes you queasy again.  So I had a carnation instant breakfast drink and went back to bed.  Stayed in bed until 3pm because I was just wiped.

We're going to try a different version of the test where I eat a bunch of jelly beans and get my blood drawn an hour after that.  Why we can't just assume I have diabetes again and go from there, I have no idea.  But they have to confirm it so woopity doo.


  1. Does it help if I say red is the best of the flavors in my experience? Jelly beans sounds like a much better option to me! Also, I've known people who can't stomach the drink and they just had them check sugars for a week as an option... I'm guessing you have meter familiarity...

  2. Yuck! I hope you feel better today.

  3. Ugh that sucks! I hope the next time goes better.


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