Thursday, October 15, 2009

Blood work, pills, improvements

I did my early 1 hour glucose tolerance test yesterday. I've done a couple 2 hours (cause of the PCOS) before and never really minded the drink, but the stuff they gave me for the 1 hour was AWFUL. I could barely get it down in the 5 minutes. I've always gotten a not too unpleasant flat soda like drink before (namely orange Glucola). I said something to the tech about how awful it was compared to the glucola and she said that they don't make glucola in 50gram (1 hour) doses. I'm not looking forward to having to do that again (which I will, probably around 28 or 30 weeks).

They hadn't got some additional blood work from my McSoothy's office I was suppose to do so I set about trying to get a copy of that order sent over before my blood draw at the end. And I was successful, but I officially put McSoothy's FAX machine on the "Not to be trusted" list.

At the end of my time I took out my glucometer so that I can compare it with the actual lab result when I get them. I got a 118 which, if my glucometer is accurate at all, means I should have passed. I think passing is less than 140 for these.

And later in the day someone called from the High Risk OB's office and let me know my thyroid results were "excellent". I didn't ask for the actual level because I know I would end up googling and second guessing. Not activities I need to be doing. But I have to say that I was really impressed that someone called me back just 2 days after I had blood work done for normal test results... I usually can't get that for abnormal ones. Gold star.


I now take 18 pills per day. 5 for breakfast, 4 for lunch, and 9 for dinner. Oh well, at least I just have to swallow them.


We are making solid progress on the bedroom situation. The office/guest room is virtually complete. DH took the week off (since he works for the govt and gets all kinds of time off) and we have the base paint in the kid room and he's finishing the closet system today. This closet redo is my crack. I have been looking forward to doing this as much as any other baby prep related task. I just wish I had some baby stuff to put in it now.

I'd post pictures, but I think it will be more fun just to wait until everything is done.


Jill said...

ummm they do make the 50mg glucola. It's what my OB's office uses. Sorry you had to do something worse!

Amanda said...

I thought that was weird!

The Lynchs said...

Ew - no fun on the drink! At least you get a little break before having to do it again though!

Michelle said...

Wow that's a lot of pill!
Oh and that drink....I've had the orange flavored drink the 3 times I've had mine and the only time it really bothered me was while pregnant.

Sophie said...

I'm sorry you had to drink that gross stuff, but it sounds like you're doing really well! Yeah, I admire you for having to take all those pills... I have a hard enough time with the prenatals :P.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I just drank a 50g glucola last week. That's weird that they gave you something else. It wasn't terrible, but it wasn't very good either. I am not looking forward to doing the 3 hour, since I think it is 100g.

18 pills a day! Wow, that is a lot!

Great job on the bedroom and closet. We still have a ton of work to do to just clear out our guest room. I can't seem to get DH motivated to tackle it yet, and I can't move this stuff by myself.