Thursday, January 7, 2010

Now We Wait

Let me just say, yet again, that if it wasn't for this blog and the land of Twitter, yours truly would likely be a basket case by now.

Okay, okay. More of a basket case than I already am. Thanks to all of you for your good wishes and to all of the ladies on Twitter that entertained me and listened to my incessant rambling about there not being one hot doctor in the vicinity of the hospital (Seriously, WTF is up with that?!) while waiting the necessary two hours for my glucose intolerance (aka: The "No, I'm NOT pregnant" diabetes) test.

You'll be pleased to note the following:

1. I survived both needles for blood work like a trooper in spite of them having to "dig" to find a vein for the first one.

2. I did not pull a "Chunk" and barf the sugary orange liquid all over the hospital floor causing a chain reaction of barfing in the lab.

3. I was not a complete beast to the lab technicians.

4. I was only asked once if this test was for pregnancy. The irony? I was told I was “lucky” because now I’d only have to have two needles instead of three. Yeah, I’m ever so lucky, eh?

5. Irish Boy survived unscathed – even when he drank a hot chocolate and ate a doughnut in front of me during my two hour wait. (To be fair, the poor guy was up at the crack of dawn to drive me to this appointment in the city, so it’s only fair he got to eat.)

All in all, it wasn’t THAT bad. The sugary drink was no treat but honestly it kind of reminded me of a melted orange Mr. Freezee. Not eating for a good 10+ hours and then having to wait over 2 more before finally eating and drinking again wasn’t too much fun either, but again, not impossible. Dare I say that were I have to ever do it again, I could without any major anxieties.

So now we wait. I won’t know my results for a couple of weeks until I go back to see the PCOS Specialist.

In the meantime, I’m debating putting myself back on my 1500 mg of Metformin. This is the dosage that the fertility clinic prescribed and I know it’s a lower dosage for me so it’s not like I’m over medicating. Also? I feel just crap without my Met, so I figured I’d go back on it until the Specialist tells me otherwise. Am I crazy to do this? I know I’d have the fertility clinic's okay.

Thoughts Internetz? I know I’m not a doctor, but I like to play one on my blog. Besides, I’m pretty sure that in this case, going back on Metformin (at least temporarily) will make me feel a lot better.


Kymberli said...

I know that it's been a while (a long while) since I've commented, but I'm back! Yay! Party! (not really)

Seriously, though - I'm glad that you survived your test and will be waiting anxiously for the results. I should probably have another fasting GTT done myself, since it's been over 7 years since I had the last one (which was also my first, other than for pregnancy).

In the meantime, I say restart the Met. If it makes you feel better, then it certainly can't hurt to take it. As for me, I only *wish* that Met made me feel better. I feel HORRIBLE when I'm on it. It goes far beyond the "gastric upset" that can happen when your body is acclimating to it. I do like that my cycles generally even out (even if I still don't ovulate) while on it, but I just can't tolerate the horrible pain that I cycle through about every 2-3 weeks while I'm on it.

Andrea said...

So happy you have that test behind you! Yea...I'm doing cart wheels for you :) And, you survived it like a champ!


Helen Wright said...

Nah, not crazy! I would probably go back on it too. You know it's okay, if you are that worried about it call the specialists office and ask.

small confession; I like the orange drink, but then I also like McDonalds orange drink too.

jenicini said...

Way to go! I'm glad your visit with the orange monster went better than expected. :)

Kristin said...

Nope, you aren't crazy. If I were in your shoes, I'd be back on the metformin in a heartbeat. I'm glad everything went smoothly.

Shanny said...

In my eyes? you are doctor. Just like I am. Thanks to Google MD. So you get back on Met cause why not. Glad the test is done, you are a strong person and I admire that =)

Anonymous said...

Glad you survived your test!

Mom Genes said...

Unfortunately, I 'm not educated one bit on anything you have questions about, but I do want you to know that I'm following your story and thinking of you!

PCOStory said...

So glad to hear you made it through the test ok! I've never had to do it, but it sounds awful. I have had to do fasting blood work enough to know how bad that part sucks, though! I am with whoever said that they wished taking Metformin made them feel better! It makes me feel awful as well. Glad for the good news from you, though!

Shannon said...

I say go for the met, and make sure to update on your test. Glad you made it through that.

And remember: A diagnosis of diabetes doesn't automatically mean you have to inject insulin everyday. It could be manageable with drugs/diet/exercise.

And that, my dear friend, is my assvice of the day.

Tiffany said...

I am a new follower to your blog and I just want to give you all the best wishes possible! I myself have recently had the PCOS diagnosis and beginning my fertility journey. If you'd like to follow me you can at Good luck!

finch said...

I know nothing about this mystery drug, Metformin, but personally I'd probably wait the 2 weeks and see what the specialist has to say, but that's just me.

Glad you made it through yet another test, unscathed.

sandy said...

I'm gagging at the thought of the yucky orange stuff!

Welcome to SITS! It's great to have you in the SITStahood!

greedygrace said...

fertility tests and all that go with it are so stressful. I wish you the best!

I came by to welcome you to SITS! We're happy to have you with us!

carma said...

Sorry to hear you are having to deal with all this. Do your research and be your own best advocate. Sometimes I wonder if doctor's could seriously care less to be bothered...

Welcome to SITS! I know that you will enjoy being a part of this vibrant community of bloggers :-)

Anonymous said...

The last time I played doctor was when I was 8 and boyohboy did I get in trouble:)

I don't have advice to offer, just my positive thoughts and best wishes sent your way. My BIL & SIL are also in their 30's and waiting to conceive. All I can say is we hope their dream comes true & know that they'll be awesome parents.

I just wanted to stop in and welcome you to SITS & to wish you a dream-come-true Happy New Year!

Brandy said...

Oh the orange stuff is the worst! Sorry you gotta go through all this but in the end it will be worth the reward!

Welcome to SITS!

ModernMom said...

I remember that horrid orange stuff:(
Sending you positive thought.

Em said...

Oh the needles and the digging! Hope the bruises aren't too bad - always fun to explain.

Swinging by via SiTS to welcome you to the gang - I so wish you a happy 2010 with lots of wonderful surprises. Well, really just one particularly wonderful one.

Anonymous said...

Diabetes tests are the worst. Glad it's over and I hope the results are good.

Welcome to SITS!

Joy said...

Sounds like you got through it with a lot more grace than some people might've!

Welcome to the SITS community!

Jennifer said...

That orange shit is FOUL. I managed to (barely) survive the same test several years ago for a non-fertility related ish and FAINTED FROM THE SUGAR RUSH. Blergh.

Also? I would have had to choke a bitch for the digging. There used to be one such digger @ our practice and I've noticed she's no longer there. I'm willing to bet that shitty technique was her downfall.

Kristina said...

I put myself back on met. all the time. My huband thinks I am a druggy. It makes me so I take myself off of it, then decide I want to be back on it. It never ends!!! Glad your experience wasnt too bad...I just had surgery #5 since TTC. It was bearable, but never enjoyable!

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