Friday, January 22, 2010

You win some, you lose some

Monday I had my glucose test to check for gestational diabetes. When I left my appointment that day they said "no news is good news", so basically I would only hear from them if there was a problem.

Tuesday came and went with no word, so I pretty much forgot about it...(it doesn't take much for me to forget things these days)

So imagine my surprise when I get home from work on Wednesday evening and there is a message from the nurse saying "give me a call when you have a moment". My heart just sank. I was so upset all evening. I prayed about it and tried to just be positive and think about all the other things that are going so well, and just decided to take one day at a time and see what the nurse had to say the next day. I did get on BabyCenter.com, and I read that they have a lot of false positives at the initial testing level, and usually recommend further testing to be more conclusive. So, I did relax a lot after reading that.

The next morning when I got to work I called my doctors office and left a message. The nurse called back in the afternoon, and as soon as I knew it was her I blurted out "I flunked, didn't I!!"

Nurse: "Huh?"

Me (sullen): "I failed, didn't I?"

Nurse (confused by strange patients ramblings): "What are you talking about???"

Me: "The glucose test...I failed it right?"

Nurse: "No...you passed it just fine..."

Me (surprised and confused): "REALLY?!? Why are you calling me then?"

Nurse (happy to finally be getting to why she actually called me): "You are anemic"

Me: "Ohhhhh...well what do we do for that?"

Nurse: "You need to take iron supplements"

Me: "Ok, and that's it?"

Nurse: "Yup, and we will check you again soon to make sure that they are enough"

Me (relieved): "Well I can handle that!!!"

She probably has never had someone be so pleasantly surprised to be anemic - HA! But seriously I know it's an important issue and I need to take care of it (my sweet husband already went and picked up my supplements!), but I was SO relieved to find out I do not have gestational diabetes! Hooray!!!

The nurse said the iron supplements may also help with my fatigue.

Try not to laugh too hard at that last statement.

I KNOW that the majority of my fatigue is just being pregnant with twins- which is just fine with me. But I have been just plain bone-dry when it comes to energy lately. I get kicked SO easily these days. A quick trip to Wal-Mart nearly requires a nap after. So although a lot of that is totally normal with pregnancy ( and again- no complaints from me!), I am curious to see if I will notice even the slightest difference with these supplements.

If I don't, that's ok =). I am still just really enjoying being pregnant!

That being said, it's time to call it a night. Gotta get these babies to bed =)

Happy Friday night all!

6 comments:

Vanessa's Dad said...

Whew!! You went throught the drama, so you had to make sure we'all did, too, huh?

Eat Well, Sleep Well, darlin'.

LOVE,
DAD

Lauren Kelly said...

Girl, I am sooo glad that's all it is and that you've had a wonderful and healthy pregnancy so far!!!

Love you!

Stephanie said...

I've had trouble with anemia, especially after childbirth (keep taking them for a few months after the babies are born - trust me!). It does zap you of energy completely. I hope they help you feel better (though it's okay to be both excited about the babies and not as excited about being tired all the time).

Heather said...

SOOO glad you "passed" the test!!! You are doing so good with those sweet babies! Praying you get a little more energy back!

Lori said...

I am also so happy that you passed the test with flying colors!! How great would that be if the Iron would help with your energy level!! It totally makes sense that it should! I know you are carrying two babies, but hey if it helps how great would that be! Just take it easy, you are allowed to take lots of naps, you are carrying twins! I cannot even imagine how much that must take from you!

Jenna said...

No GD is great news! You're doing so great!