Tue Apr 17, 2012 11:56 pm
Warning - slight rant ahead.
Okay, I went to my regular OB appointment last Monday. The week before I went on Wednesday to have my 1 hour glucose test done and wanted to give it enough time for the results to be back at my doctor's office. I asked what the results were when I went to the doctor and they said the hadn't received them yet. They told me they would call me if I needed to come back to get a request for the 3 hour, but if I didn't hear from them, then my results were fine. I didn't hear anything all last week, but decided today that since I have thyroid issues and they also check for that I wanted to be sure I didn't need that prescription changed and also I wanted to confirm my one hour results, I called the nurse line and left a message. When the nurse called back, she said something like I had to look up your test results (did the lab screw up and not send them?) and your thyroid levels are fine, but your glucose levels are elevated so we want you to take the 3 hour.
Since my OB is about 10 minutes from my work, I just picked up the lab form on my way home, but grrr....I wonder how long I would've gone in the dark not knowing about this if I hadn't thought to double check and call the nurse to confirm. I know this is manageable, but I really worry about this. It is another risk for preeclampsia and with my white coat hypertension...I am really trying to stay calm and do what I can I just am scared and want us both to get through this okay. I was really starting to feel better after several great BP readings and the doctor and sleeping a little better too. Maybe I am fighting an uphill battle because I do have family members with type 2, my dad included. I also feel guilty because I got pregnant at a higher weight than I wanted and I hate that might be impacting this.
Anyway, rant over just some positive words to get me back a positive mode would be greatly appreciated.