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18 October 2007 @ 05:50 pm
I'm a human pincushion  
I went for the 3-hour glucose tolerance test this morning.  Talk about an endurance challenge.  Once again, I had to bring in my mornings urine.  The only container I had in which to put it was an empty vitamin bottle.  LOL!  I'm sure the lab has had all sorts of weird containers come through their doors.  But seriously, since I became pregnant, I've never had so many people interested in my pee.  Then came bloodletting #1.  One small vial of my fasting blood taken.  Then comes the lovely drink.  No orange fun drink this time around, no no.  Instead I got some sort of cola flavor.  Try to imagine Pepsi multiplied in sweetness by a hundred and twice as syrupy-thick.  Now, I love Pepsi, but this stuff made me ill and I had to down the whole little bottle which was probably the equivalent of a 16oz can.  I spent the next hour feeling ill in the waiting room.  The fact that I hadn't been able to eat since last night didn't help things.  That stuff on an empty stomach was evil...EVIL.  Then, every hour for the next three I had to bring them more urine and let them stab me in the vein for more blood.  And stab they did...in the same arm and same vein.  I wouldn't be surprised if it collapsed.  Its all black and blue and hurty :(  I look like a heroine addict. 

After that torture was over, I figured I'd get the shot of Rhogam while I was there.  Now, I had asked my doctor where they inject you, not because I fear needles, but the thought of getting a shot in my stomach made me uneasy.  He assured it was given in the arm.  So not the case.  No this one I had to get in the ass.  That's right, the ass.  So, in addition to my collapsed vein, my right butt cheek hurts.  And I didn't even get a lollipop, Franwi. 

/end whining

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Jukeboxjukebox_csi on October 18th, 2007 11:08 pm (UTC)
Oh hun, I'm so sorry *big hug* Yeh, I remember that cola drink *shudders*. I also remember, around the second hour, wanting to fall out on the floor and sleep. Talk about major crashing. I'm surprised they stuck the same arm and vein all three times (tell me it wasn't in the same spot too). When they did me, the did two in one arm (actually I think they had to go in the hand with one of those) and one in the other arm. Then again, I'm a really, really hard stick (all small, rolling veins).

I wonder why they don't insert a thing (like an IV plug or whatever) so they only stick you once and it holds the vein open, then they could just insert a needle to draw each time into the plug thing. You'll get one of those on D-day (that's delivery day LOL).

evilkat_meow: Sasuke/Itachi cute brothersevilkat_meow on October 19th, 2007 11:11 am (UTC)
Aw, thanks. *is hugged* Surprisingly, I didn't crash at all from the drink. I started to get dizzy at one point, but it eventually passed. And I'm surprised I didn't get one of those vein keeper-openers too. I makes sense to use one since they were taking blood more than once, but what do I know?
Fran: Ichigo - No Weakness (Bleach)franwi on October 19th, 2007 04:26 am (UTC)
Ack! It's like you've become a medical experiment! At least your urine test won't come back vitamin deficient, right? And I can imagine how ill that syrupy pepsi on an empty stomach would make you, yuck. I hope you get some reprieve from all the testing after this. Sounds like your description of the "injection room" was much more apt.

Anyway, this is for you - enjoy! ;)
evilkat_meowevilkat_meow on October 19th, 2007 11:14 am (UTC)
Yay! A lollipop!

I totally feel like a lab rat. The medical profession treats pregnancy like a disease nowadays. They have tests for everything. Its annoying, but necessary I suppose.