Monday, December 03, 2007

i'm relieved

The week before Thanksgiving I went in for my blood glucose test. At my OB's if you don't hear from them it means everything was fine and they'll discuss your results with you at your next appointment. I thought I was fine because I hadn't heard from them; last night I realized I had a voicemail hanging around on our home phone and it was from the Dr.'s office. No information is ever provided in their messages, so I got to think about my dreaded test results all last night, which means I got no sleep.

Let me back this up a little, I've been worried about GD since before I became pregnant. It's no secret that I didn't become pregnant right away, this is because I have mild PCOS, which some people describe as pre-diabetes. I don't need to test my blood sugar, but I do need to be careful, and watch what I eat, and exercise everyday. In fact I was on blood sugar meds before I became pregnant as a way to stabilize hormone levels - this worked, and we now have Peanut - but you go off of the meds after conceiving because they can hurt the baby. So I've been pretty much thinking all along that I'd develop GD, and we'd just deal with it then and hope that it remained gestational only and I would be back to normal after the baby is born.

So I called the Dr.'s office as soon as possible this morning. I was expecting to leave a voicemail, but I actually made contact with the nurse who had left me the message. I guess when they test your blood sugar they also test your iron levels, and mine are just a tad low so she was calling to tell me to go to the Pharmacy and get some over-the-counter iron supplements and take them once a day. And they'll be checking my iron levels again at 30 weeks to make sure they are just right before I deliver. Just to be certain I asked her about my sugar levels and they are great :)

So I'm happy, and so relieved. And I guess I'll be buying some vitamins today.

11 comments:

Stephie said...

Yay for good news! And I'm glad I could make you smile today :)

Diana Stark said...

Oh God....if your iron level is "just a tad low" then don't spend money on OTC pills, just eat a big, fat, juicy steak once a week!! YUM

Kathy said...

Yes, hooray for good sugar levels.

heather said...

I hate iron pills....i am anemic so I have to take them. They leave a bitter aftertaste in my mouth and make my poo a funny color (TMI!). Good luck!

Kara said...

Glad to hear your levels were great. I just got my Glucose kit today. I feel like I just went through the GD test and now I am again....hehehe Wasn't the orange stuff so yummy, j/k

mel_fitz said...

good job, you. you must be eating well

AJ said...

Yay for good news!

Y Garcia-Smith said...

Glad to hear everything is good. Can't wait for little Peanut to see the world!!!

Laura said...

Yay for you! I totally recommend roast beef, weekly, or daily, yummy beef!

Crystal said...

Yayyyy!

lambrina said...

i dont know anything on the preggers part, but iron pills are the WORST. your poo is gonna be all messed up....

and yes, my first comment ever to you deal with poo. (: