Thursday, June 26, 2008

Pour Some Insulin On Me Now

This morning Husband listened to our answering machine (we are terrible about checking it) and I had a message from Dr. Whatscooking's nurse Toni. She said my blood sugar test came back a "little high" so I have to come in for the 3 hour blood test. I have to fast for the test so I will try to get a first thing in the morning appointment early next week. Even before I was pregnant I would get cranky when I didn't eat so fasting will not be fun.

Thanks, Mayo Clinic, for the information you provided me on my Blackberry this morning while Husband drove us into work. I'm a bit of a worrier by nature but I really don't think I have any problem (although the information said there are no symptoms). Somehow I just knew I was going to have to come back for the 3 hour test. I hear there are lots of false positives on the first test. After reading the Mayo Clinic summary I also wonder whether moms of multiples are more likely to have issues since the are 2 placentas working against insulin production.

With respect to the blog title I couldn't come up with anything funnier. I also have this vivid memory from when I was in elementary school and we did a 5th grade talent show (our class was the first 6th graders to be in middle school instead of junior high for 7th and 8th graders so we did this as a little "graduation" fun). One group of boys - the "bad" boys - did a lip sync to Def Leppard's "Pour Some Sugar on Me Now" and one of the worst of the bunch (now he'd probable be diagnosed with some sort of social disability) stuck his elbow through his shirt so he could be the one armed drummer. My friends and I wrote a play - a fairy tale - using all the 5th grade teachers as characters (although we portrayed them) in the story. It was a riot. I played "Dopey Donovan" and used his catch phrase - "Let's go, let's go, let's really go, let's get [going] and go, go go!"

This is big for me since I basically remember basically nothing from my childhood. My sister Allie and my friend Helen have memories like elephants so sometimes I get them to tell me stories. Maybe they can fix my catch phrase I mentioned above since I don't think it is 100% correct.


Liz Jimenez said...

Ooh, bummer! I had to do the 3-hour, too. It sucked, but then, I've always been a terrible blood draw, anyways. I'm still kicking myself for having cereal for breakfast the morning of the 1-hour test, instead of an egg. ;-) But my 3-hour (such that it was...) came back fine, so there's a darn good chance it will for you, too. Just bring plenty of things to distract you from the fact that you're starving and thirsty for however many hours.

Anonymous said...

Sucky. But hopefully you will pass the 3 hour. I think the majority of women who get snagged on the 1 hour still turn out normal on the 3 hour.

Stacey said...

Kind of a random post there Krissy. I totally remember that play and sympathize with you about lack of memory!