Sunday, March 21, 2010

Lazy, Rainy, Sunday and Glucose Test

We have had a good lazy, rainy Sunday. We slept in then got up and slept in the living room! Ha! We finally got up and went to JCPenney to pick up blinds for Nicholas' room (we had a broken set in there now) and to Fresh Market to pick up our veggies for the week and some pregnancy safe sushi. YUM! Yesterday while I was at Sam's I picked up some steak for dinner tonight and they are huge (but what isn't at Sam's?). Today while I was at FM, I picked up some potatoes to bake and they are HUGE, so we will be full for sure tonight.

Good thing I'll be full, because my OB's nurse called Thursday to tell me not to eat or drink anything except water before my appointment tomorrow morning. I am going for my 24 week appt and he may or may not do my glucose test, she wasn't sure. She said he prefers to do it around 26 weeks, but she wanted to make sure I didn't eat in case he decided to do it while I was there. I would like to get that out of the way, I've been dreading that since starting TTC. I was the kid that refused all medications if they were not a pill at four years old and I have trouble with cough syrup now. If it even remotely tastes like medicine, I will struggle to get it down. :-(

What has been your experience with your glucose tolerance test? What is the best flavor in case I get to chose?

17 comments:

Rathi said...

I read your blog thru Kelly's. I had the orange flavor.. It tastes like a stale Sunkist! Not too bad, though I did feel a little lightheaded after for a little bit.. it wasn't as bad for me as a lot of people made it sound.. I think you'll be fine!

Emily said...

The only good thing about already having had diabetes for about 12 years is that I didn't have to take that test. I've only heard that it makes you fell pretty bad b/c of how sweet it is. Good Luck!

Rachel said...

I had orange the first time and it was good. I've heard horrible things about the yellow or green, whatever it is. When I failed and went back for my 3 hour I had red and it was a stronger strength and I could taste the grittiness in it. YUCK!!! Good luck :-)

Todd and Courtney said...

I had orange for my initial testing. It wasn't bad but made me feel sick afterward because of all the sugar. I failed that test and had to do the 3 hour one. I had orange then too but the nurse was awesome and gave me ice water to sip on as I took breaks from drinking the orange stuff. I passed that test! :)

Nikki said...

I had orange. It wasn't bad, it just tastes REALLY sweet. Shew. I was able to eat before my test. My doctor just advised me to eat something high in protein.

Regan said...

I had orange and fruit punch. The fruit punch was WAY better than the orange. It doesn't taste like meds at all. The orange tastes like flat watered down sun kist that is VERY sweet. And the fruit punchis about the same minus the sunkist part.

They only give you 5 minutes to drink it though. It won't be bad. make sure not to eat anything high in sugar or sweet tonight. i had cheesecake the night before and the nurse told me that was the reason I had to have the 3 hour..it put me over 2 points! So now you know and hopefully it won't happen to you!

Madison Sula said...

I had the clear with my DD and it was like a REALLY sweet Flat sprite. SO no not the best thing in the world but not bad either. Good luck!

Kendra said...

Mine just tasted like flat sprite too. I put mine in the freeze for a bit before I drank it because it said "best cold". Then I just opened up my throat and swallowed without "tasting" as much as possible. I really didn't think it was too bad.

I also brought a protein bar in my purse to eat as soon as my labs were completed.

Warf pary of 3 said...

i went with the orange flavor. i put it in the fridge and it tasted just like a sunkist. i heard the lemon/lime is not that bad if cold. you dont have to drink that much so whatever you choose im sure it wont be that bad.

Jenn said...

I had orange and it was not bad. It tasted like one of those fanta drinks to me. I had no problem with it and I passed the test. I am not a big sweet person....or at least I wasnt before I had Emma Kate! ;)

Lisa said...

I had orange and it tasted like really sweet gatoraid. It wasn't too bad.

Laurie said...

Had orange w/ Shawn & fruit punch w/ Anna Kate. I did better w/ orange. It didn't seem as strong as the red. The key is for it to be really cold. I just tried to drink but not chug b/c I think I would have "choked up" as Anna Kate says. Glad I don't have to do that again! Good luck! I'm sure you'll do great!

Regina and David said...

I am having that test done on Monday morning and enjoyed reading your comments on the subject. Hope yours goes well!

Kristen and Andy said...

With my first I had the fruit punch and I had the orange with my 2nd. I definitely liked the orange better. Its funny, I remember it being awful the first time around and hard to get it down, but when I took it this time around, I couldn't believe how little of it you actually have to drink. Its not that bad - just very sweet. Just bring something for after that can settle your stomach from the sugar.

Kodi said...

I did orange and it tasted just like the orange hi-c they serve at McDonalds. I'm sure you'll do great! Good luck!

Cuddles and Chaos said...

I felt the same way with my first. I had orange. Have it cold. I can't write that I did well with mine but over the years I got better.
Hugs to you and hopefully it's the only time this pregnancy you'll need to drink the yucky stuff.

Anonymous said...

FYI This is Laura Helton. :)

Do you remember those junky little juice drinks that came in things shaped like little barrels? That is exactly what it tastes like. Some low rent Hi C. It was fine. Just treat it like a shot of tequila or something. Don't linger over it forever.