So, I woke up at 6:30 this morning to go in for my 3 hour glucose test down at the hospital. I get there, bleary eyed, check in and sit down. The lady calls my name, I follow her down the little hallway and sit down in the chair in front of her. She has to draw my blood before we start anything. She asks me if I fasted, as directed. I did. She then proceeds to tell me if I get sick (meaning, if i throw up) at any time during the test we have to stop. Okie dokie. She draws my blood, I am fine, we can proceed. She tells me the only have one kind in stock right now so I don't have a choice in flavors. I think "ok, just as long as it's not a red one" What does she come out with? But of course, fruit punch! Red drinks give me heartburn and burps - severely! I have to drink 100mL of this super sugary, non watered down fruit punch syrup. Yes, it drank just like a syrup. It was horrible. I had 5 minutes... only 5 minutes to drink syrup. Oy! I finished it and was afraid I was going to throw up right then. I sat there for a good while. People were coming and going but myself and 2 other pregnant women sat there... just waiting for our next draw. The other 2 girls were up. I sat there and felt it. Yep - the sickness. I could feel it coming. I got up and asked the receptionist where the bathroom was. She told me. I made it into the bathroom but didn't even have the chance to let the door close all the way or to even turn on the light before I lost it all. I went back to the receptionist and felt like an ashamed little kid. "I threw up," I say. She just looked at me like 'you poor thing' and said she needed to call my doctor to see what they wanted me to do. She comes back and tells me that since I didn't even make it to my 1 hour draw (I was seriously only 12 minutes away from my draw) and they have nothing from me at all, I have to come back and give it another try.
Yay me! So, I get to go back on an empty stomach and drink the crap and hopefully not throw up again. I am willing to bet I don't make it to the 1 hour draw again.
** I just want to clarify - I did make it to the toilet! There was no mess or antyhing to clean up... :-)