Monday, September 28, 2009

All About MEme: Surviving a GTT Debacle

Post from 8:30 this morning:
Just letting you know that I am here ... kind of ... I've been fasting for the past 12 hours ... for this stupid 3-hour Glucose test ... and I am planning to pass the time while blogging. Please check back in a few hours for my All About MEme: Surviving post. It will be here ... and hopefully it will be worth the wait :) I can't wait to read all the other entries!

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Post from 2:00 this afternoon:

Let me just say ... that my 3-hour Glucose Test was a NIGHTMARE, a freakin' DEBACLE ... that ended with invalid test results! Can you even believe it!? I am super, super sick to my stomach ... because the dumb-arse - perhaps should be looking for another job - lab technician had me drink not ONE but THREE bottles of glucose, one after each blood draw ... apparently for shits (literally) and giggles or because he's a moron ... thankfully my doctor walked down the hall to check on me as I was beginning to drink the third bottle. The lab guy (freakin-frakin idiot) was like, "Well, the manual isn't really clear, but I think it says three bottles." You think? You didn't double - make that triple - check?! His supervisor was called ... ugh, huge debacle! I fasted for 12+ hours, spent three and a half hours of my life sitting in that stupid room, drinking glucose, and trying not to vomit ... had my blood drawn three times ... ALL FOR NOTHING! Oh, and today - of all days - their guest WiFi connection was down, which pretty much blew my plans for blogging while waiting.

I am so beyond annoyed! And now I am trying to eat something - even though I still feel like throwing up - and getting ready to walk out the door to appointment numero dos ... weekly ultrasound! I know it could be so much worse. I know this, I really do. But right now I am seriously bummed and a smidge pissed off ...

Sorry to further delay my All About MEme post ... but it will have to wait until after this next appointment. I really hate to be so late ... I know I am letting you down, Supah :(

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Post from 7:30 this evening:

My actual All About MEme post - with a Survivor theme is posted now. What a day!

12 comments:

Melissa said...

Oh, I hope you pass!! Good luck drinking that super sweet syrupy drink... yummy :)

Evonne said...

Oh, you get to drink my favorite yummy drink? Ok, really, I get queasy just thinking about it! Good luck!

SupahMommy said...

I"m so glad you posted that.. when i didnt' see your name on the list i got worried.. but it was breakingmy rule to come over before bed time... ( last one) ... but i broke it cuz i was worried.. and now i'm not and im rambling and i can still save you for last.. when i saw the survivor logo i closed my eyes shut to slits and pretended not to be peeking..

dont' ever ask me to play marco polo

BJ_Mama said...

GOOD LUCK!
I can't wait for your post..

My Baby Sweetness said...

Ugh, sorry I signed up twice! I didn't see the first one.

Good luck with your doctor's visit!

Raising Z said...

That sucks!!! That man should be FIRED or better yet forced to fast for 24 hours, drink 6 glucose drinks in 30 minutes and then have his blood taken 6 times! I am soooo sorry that it wasn't a nice and relaxing session with your computer :( I hope your ultrasound went well.

Oliver'sMom said...

Does that lab technician not know what pregnant, hungry women are capable of?!?!!?!? Seriously, you could have totally kicked him in his baby maker and no judge in the world would have convicted you...

HAAAA-My word verification is "perant"...get it? Pregnant-rant!!! New word!!! "No officer, I'm not yelling at you, I'm peranting, it's hormonal and you wouldn't understand".

Epiphius said...

That sucks!! I hope you're feeling better now. Eating protein after that damn test has helped me feel better every time I've had to do it. Good luck with the u/s and the next gtt.

SupahMommy said...

you take care of dv and bgv.

xoxoxo
no worries.. i held down the fort... lol

Miss Mel said...

Take care D-that is an absolute horror show for you. Hugs to you! You deserve as much french toast and chocolate milk as you want after that!

Princess of Sarcasm said...

What? You don't like the orange soda glucose drink? I think it tastes like a salty sunkist. Yummmmmmy......

BJ_Mama said...

I am so sorry to hear that...I'll have you know that I firmly stand inside the lab with NO patient contact...or very little, to say the least.
Sometimes I think they would let monkeys work in a hospital....you wouldn't beleive the stupidity I've come across....

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