Friday, July 31, 2009

Playing Dr

No - not that Kind!

I was right about the med's and glucose levels. So right now, I am in a holding pattern. I am waiting for the lab paperwork to come in the mail, They mailed it and apparently it's being delivered to my address via Alaska ... I was going to have the 3 hr test done today but since no papework and really no babysitter, We had no choice but to wait.

Ever since I had the 1 hr test, I have been testing my fasting sugars in the morning, 1 hr after each meal and then again just before bedtime. Over-Kill, I know. But it has helped me see a problem that I am going to discuss with my perinatologist on wednesday. My fasting/waking sugars are the highest .. Higher than they should be. I want to discuss maybe instead of taking the 3 hr, continue monitoring like I am, and take some sort of insulin/metformin or something of the like at night to help my fasting sugar levels. I have no idea if this is possible, but That Fasting level is the only problem.

I ate/drank something that I knew should send my sugars over the edge just to see if it really would .. and it didn't ..It was still in the low range bracket. I have no disputing that my sugar is wonky, and Since I am monitoring it, I am hoping with all hope that I do not have to do the 3 hr test. It makes me very very ill. (for like 2-3 days) I have done it a few too many times.

On a different note, I am still trying to convince myself that we will all adjust to E's new schedule and that we will all be better for it. Good things that have come out of it:
  • I have gotten more involved in the momgroup I was hanging out with. It has been a blast getting to hang out with them in the mornings. They are a great support and friendship and provide insightful and adult conversations
  • MT decided he would not in any way take a bottle from me - Nosirreebob thankyouverymuch. So our night time bottle is gone .... We are bottle free.
  • E's is making BIL help more around the house ... YAH. I was in bed watching TV with all chores done/clean house/laundry in the dryer at 9pm last night .. first night in MONTHS that I can recall being in bed that early ... and I LOVED IT.

E has off this weekend and I am in need of some alone/me time. I can't even figure out what I want to do with my own alone time! Sitting in silence sounds great! Maybe a quiet theater? I used to think weird things of people who went to the theater alone or a restaurant ..but now i get it .... it's quiet and dark and no one will ask you for anything.


Amanda said...

Amen on the movie! That sounds blissful to sit in a theater alone watching a movie with no one to interrupt or bug you.

I hope the perinatologist is able to help you out and you can avoid the actual GD diagnosis. I know this would be easier for you while still being good for the little one on the inside.

Yay for the BIL being useful! Yay for getting into bed at a decent hour! Yay for no more bottle!

I hope you continue to adjust to E's new schedule.

A New Beginning said...

Yay for being bottle free! I hope you don't have to do that 3 hr test either. It seems you know enough about what is going on with your sugars to avoid it. They should at least take that into consideration.

Have fun with your "me time"!!

butterflyanla said...

a day with silence sounds great

Jen said...

I think I'd go to the bookstore and then to lunch.

Matt's got the same problem with the waking sugars. He takes extra insulin at night to combat it, I believe.

Cibele said...

i go to the theater alone , call me crazy, but i love it! ...

AJ's mommy said...

yay for the bottle free!!!

Bookstore and lunch sounds nice or a movie!

Have fun, you deserve it!

Adriane said...

Bummer about all the sugar testing. I hope you don't have to do the 3 hr GTT. Crossing my fingers.

So glad you get some alone time this weekend. YIPPEE!!!

Barb said...

Oh I know I know! Sometimes I LOVE alone time in a theater, or shopping or out to eat even!

I read somewhere that Met isn't that good at normalizing GD, but I don't know how true that is. It said insulin works better. I truly think our sugar issues are very different from more traditional diabetes stuff. PCOS is wonky.

Anonymous said...

I think you know your own body best. You are obviously on top of things, so I see no reason for the doctor to not listen.

Mommy Shoes said...

I know a little bit about wonky fasting levels- sigh. They are the hardest to get under control and the truest picture of what your body is doing. A few thoughts- (1) have you tried having a snack before you go to bed- specifically a protein and a carb (15 g)? (2) poor sleep will also affect your fasting numbers. And finally, I wouldn't advise just hopping onto meds without trying to control your sugars with dietary changes first. Once you start with the insulin in pregnancy, a lot of things happen- you more likely have to increase and increase as you go along and you also have to have a LOT more monitoring that may be difficult given that you have MT. The risk for baby's glucose being off at delivery is also higher once you go on meds. I am sorry you have to go through this, if there is anythign I can help with, feel free to email me.

Anonymous said...

I love eating by myself at restaurants. I bring a book, have a glass of wine, and it is heaven.

And congrats on the lack of bottle!

I am sure your dr. will help you figure out how to deal with your blood sugars. The 3-hour test is a diagnostic, so if you already know the problem, maybe this will help.

Courtney said...

I hope, hope, HOPE you got some much deserved time to yourself this weekend. Your positive outlook on the schedule change up is really inspiring. I'm taking note!