Monday, November 10, 2008

Hey, I need that

I was supposed to see my endo in two weeks, but she's having a baby (!) so they rescheduled me to this week, meaning I'd have to scramble to go get my labs done in time.

I hate fasting tests. Hate. If I get into the shower before I've eaten, I usually get very nauseated. And you wouldn't want to see me without coffee. It's not pretty.

Anyway, I got up at 7 so I could get to the lab when it opened (and not prolong the fasting). I turned my basal down to 70% because my bg is usually low by the time I get to the lab. I had just gotten out of the shower and thought I'd be done in 10 minutes. Then I happened to glance down at my tubing. Um, it's not supposed to be *that* color. Hey, I need that!

So I had to do a set change, which added a bunch of time. I didn't prime it quite all the way because I knew if I did, I'd be really low by the time I got there (my body is really weird and I'm pretty impatient).

I finally got to the lab and tested at 96 before they drew me. Woohoo. I bring coffee with me in a travel mug so I can chug it as soon as they let me out of the pen. No, really, this is for the safety of the other patients. Of course, today I also spilled coffee on myself.

Now I just need to upload my data so I can print out the reports for my endo. I have never used a paper log.

4 comments:

Sara said...

I can top your endo having a baby - mine is having TWINS!

I had my appointment today too. :)

Colleen said...

I never, ever even thought about bringing the coffee with me - jeez! I did mine last week and like you, hate fasting tests.

Jonah said...

Howcome you need fasting tests?

Lili said...

Sara - Maybe I can top yours...the backup endo for my endo is having a baby, too! So they had to go to the last one there.

Colleen - You should seem me clutching that coffee. No one knows how tenuous it is! LOL!

Jonah - Cholesterol tests have to be done fasting.