Arrived at 8am … My blood was drawn to have a glucose level to base the following tests on, before drinking the sugar solution.
Finished the red sugar solution drink at 8:27AM which was chilled and tasted like overly sweetened fruit punch. Yes, I admit I kinda liked it.
I’m a little worried about the following tests. I didn’t sleep well because of anticipation and Ace kicking me like crazy, so not the ideal start to the morning. My blood will need to be drawn 3 more times (once every hour) to test my body’s tolerance throughout the 3 hours.
Feeling: Okay, just really tired.
I tried to read a book but had to stop because of this odd sensation of, well the closest thing I can compare it to is motion sickness. Also, the thought of not drinking water (not even a sip because it could dilute the sugar solution) even without being thirsty it’s terrible!
Feeling: Exhausted and uncomfortable.
During the test the less movement the better as you can experience extreme dizziness. The waiting room chairs aren’t terrible but not so comfortable during such a long wait. Ace has starting kicking, probably due to being hungry.
Feeling: Relieved that I’ve finished the Three Hour Glucose Tolerance Test – without passing out!
I’m so exhausted and my stomach is growling quite audibly so I’m thrilled to be going home now!
I left the office and was again told “No news is good news” so hopefully I’ll pass this and not have gestational diabetes! If I do I’ll be referred to a nutritionalist and go from there.