I had to hit snooze on my alarm, and fell back asleep. Something woke me (luckily) so I had a bit of a late start at 7:15am. I quickly rushed out of bed, washed my face, brushed my teeth, applied moisturizer on my face, changed, and was good to go! Traffic was minimal, and I arrived at City Hospital a few minutes after 7:30am.
I was the only one waiting at the lab to draw blood, so they took me straight in. I was also asked to do a liver function test, and bile acids as I have been suffering from major itching issues all over my body. Hopefully those come back clear!
Once the blood was drawn, and my sugar levels were determined “normal”, I had to drink the nasty orange stuff! The first few sips went down half decently, I am sure I have had worse at ladies nights in my past “life”. Then the sweet burn starts…you want to hurl! It’s overly sweet like those cheap no name soft drinks. I remember them from Walmart back home something by the name of “Chubby” but without the bubbles! Ugh! I tried my best to chug it down as fast as I could! I managed to under the 5 minute allowance time. I think I did it in 2! Better to get it over and done with FAST!
|Holding my orange drink like it was poisonous!|
Then another two hours of waiting…the worst bit is that you have to fast in order to be able to do the glucose test. I had my last snack at 11pm last night, and no breakfast this AM. No biggie right? This would never be an issue for me, but being pregnant, I need to eat in the morning! Its torture! Little one was throwing left and right hooks, I think he/she was really hungry too!
I opened a book I started reading a few months ago, and tried to find the page where I last stopped reading it. After about 20 pages, I was ready for a snooze. I half embarrassingly decided to spread out on two seats in the waiting area (which was empty). I started to feel dizzy, and a bit weird. I was half sleeping, when suddenly a really nice nurse came out and offered me a bed inside! WOW never had that happen to me before. I was so grateful I said YES PLEASE! What a treat! The next 1.5 hours went by rather quickly!
After the 2 hour mark, blood was drawn again, and I was sent on my merry way home! But before I went home I found something to EAT!