Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Gestational Diabetes...Part II

Yesterday was my full-length (translation: 3 hours at a normal doctor’s office, 5 1/2 hours at the lovely LSU clinic) gestational diabetes test. I won’t go into the details of how inefficient their system is as my previous posts have adequately alluded to my frustration. LSU aside, I do wonder who the genius was who decided it would be a good idea to have pregnant women go without food or water for more than 12 hours for this blasted test.

In any case, I survived the waiting, the drinking of a substance that I hope doesn’t cause fetal damage, more waiting, 4 blood draws, and more waiting all to be told, “Uh, I think you passed.” That’s what the receptionist said after looking up my results. When I asked if she could check with someone to make sure I passed, she got up, walked over to two other receptionists (not exactly the professionals I had in mind), said, “Do this mean she passed o’ she ain’t passed?” The other two receptionists looked at her baffled and then one said, “Yeah, I think she passed.” “You fine,” said the original receptionist in a dismissive manner. I left the clinic with very little confidence in the results, but heard from my doctor later that I did in fact pass “with flying colors.” Phew!

What did I do to celebrate? Well, there’s an art Festival going on downtown that I’ve been wanting to check out so I went and perused the snack booths. The deep fried pickle was tempting, but I opted for a funnel cake topped with powdered sugar instead. Man, was it good! Thank you to all those who were sending good anti-diabetes vibes:)

11 comments:

Camille said...

I can't stop laughing at your receptionist immitation...your writing is so vivid, I feel like I am there in the waiting room with you. Very glad you passed though. Yum to the funnel cake.

nevadanista said...

:D :D :D

That means I'm laughing!

I'm going to click on all your google ads so you can feed the baby (or yourself more funnel cake) :)

Whitaker Family said...

yeah congrats on passing and the delicious funnel cake from the very convenent festival!

Brittany Wagner said...

YAY!!!!! Isn't that sugar drink terrible?! Go funnel cake! You sure know how to party!

Krystal Trapnell said...

Yay! I'm wishing there was a fair here in Springville where I could get me some funnel cake. Oh, and congrats on only 69 days til baby. :)

Nellie said...

I knew someone who got to eat a king-sized snickers instead of that yucky drink. I have since told every OB since then this, and they all tell me they don't have the "conversion" tool to help them measure the sugar in a snick, so it is the drink for me. A Snickers is much more appealing. I am SO glad you "passed," though.

allison said...

i echo camille's comment...your writing makes me laugh:) glad you passed!

Kerri said...

Phew!!! You without dessert is like a night without stars....or something like that :)

Carol and Tyler said...

hahaha! I'm having flash back of a certain someone swearing off sugar filled granola bars!! Glad to see pregnancy has restored some sanity ;) glad you passed.

Love ya!

Christie said...

Thanks for the laugh Jenny. I too had to do that long blasted test but the Stanford Hospital Nurses were much more authoritative. So what flavor did you have to drink - I prefer the orange over cola or sprite flavors and it has to be ice cold. That stuff makes me want water - which of course you can't have. So glad that you passes your test - I think I may need to make a Disneyland trip just for a funnel cake in new Orleans Square

Paul and Kristina said...

You are so cute. I loved reading you imitate the receptionist. Funny sutff. I am glad you passed and ummm a funnel cake sounds divine.