I have my Glucose Tolerance Test yesterday. I've been putting it off, but my next Dr.'s appointment is next week and I know they wanted the results by then. So I packed up some magazines, a book... and of course some snacks for afterwards.
(Long Story, scroll down for the short story)
I arrived at 10am to start the test (only because I know how insane it is first thing in the morning). They took my blood when I first got there and then gave me this delicious orange drink... that I had to choke down in 5 minutes! So i was sipping it making sure not to gag on the nasty warm syrupy orange flavored drink. I though I was doing good on time till the nurse asked if I was finished... Umm no I still have half of it to go. She then replied that I needed to hurry because it was supposed to be taken in a 5 minute time frame... Oh crap! So then I stood up and was taking big chugs and making horrible faces as I was swallowing this stuff. They sweet old lady across the room was getting a kick out of my determination. FINALLY, I was done! The nurse started the clock and so the waiting began... that was one of the longest hours of my life! She then took my blood. Thinking I was done and only doing the one hour test... she then gave me ANOTHER bottle of the orange drink... huh? I was then instructed that I was taking the 3 hours test... I was so not prepared for this! So I continued the battle of drinking the orange poison and getting blood drawn for the next 2 hours... for a total of: 24oz. or nasty orange stuff in my system and having my blood drawn 4 separate times... What a terrific Tuesday!
Ugh is all I have to say. This three hour test was terrible. Now I'm not much of a needle person... so getting blood taken 4 times in 3 hours wasn't my idea of fun. But once I took my first sip of that horrible syrupy orange flavored drink (BARF)... that became more dreadful than getting my blood taken.
I hate orange flavored ANYTHING! Popsicles, juice, candy, soda, the fruit... and now on the list is Orange Flavored Dextrose.
I should hear by next week if I passed for not. I'll keep you posted!
The Orange Poison I was Given.