Sunday, February 3, 2013

OGTT

I almost forgot to blog about this but it's worth remembering. Since I had gestational diabetes during my first pregnancy, I had to have my OGTT twice this time. First was during my 3rd month which I happily passed.

Then, after several weeks I had my OGTT again on my 28th week last Jan 14.

I had fasting for 8 hours prior to the 1st blood extraction and had to take in that glucose in a bottle. After another hour, I had my 2nd blood extraction. The lady med tech did it on my right arm. The moment she inserted the needle, it already felt different. It seems that a major vein or ligament was hit and I suddenly felt that the blood in my head went down and my vision started to get blurry. I told her that I was getting dizzy. Then she call out to another med tech for ammonia. I smelled it but it didn't change how I feel. Then, both of them tried to pull me up so that they could lie me down on bed. They were asking if I have someone with me. Then, the next thing I know, I was already lying on bed across the lab room. It made me realize that I passed out completely and didn't know how I get there. It was my first time. I lost consciousness for 1-2 minutes and was not fully aware of what's happening around me.

Hubby was there. I knew he was a bit afraid since I was so used to the OGTT process and it was the first time I fainted. The resident doctors checked me up to see if everything were okay. After gaining my consciousness, I know I was alright. I was even able to continue with the test and had my 3rd blood extraction at 9 am that day which was done by the guy med rep who did the 1st extraction in my left arm.

I got the result at the middle of the week and visited my OB The results were good. It's confirmed, I don't have gestational diabetes this time! I was quite happy and relieved. Unlike before that I cannot eat any chocolate or pastry, this time I can eat sweets in moderation to suit my cravings. How sweet!

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