Saturday, May 9, 2009
This morning, I took the glucose tolerance test. I had heard how terrible this test was...I disagree. I drank a bottle of orange soda and had two vials of blood drawn. Not bad at all! My stress level was waiting to register, because I drank the concoction at home between 8 and 8:05, I was told by the lab tech to down it within 5 minutes, I don't usually guzzle my beverages quite so quickly. We got to the lab 15 minutes prior to the time I'd have to have blood drawn which MUST be exactly 1 hour after you're done drinking the fluorescent fluid. But I was waiting in line, and got worried that I'd be late...even though the desk was steps away. Like other things in life, it all worked out. I got to the desk at 9:00, and they told me they'd call me at 9:05. Plus, we had to be at the hospital this AM for our hospital tour, so it was a combo trip too. The thinking was that we'd only have to pay for the parking garage once instead of coming in two times, but as it turned out, there was a flat fee for the parking garage today (jackpot!) of $1.00.