Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Insert Dripping Sarcasm Here

Yay! I am sooooooooo excited for tomorrow. Honestly. Just really super over-the-top style psyched up. Why? Because tomorrow morning I get to experience that thing every cystic loves andlooks forward to more than anything else (except, of course, for that little thing called a cure)...

That's right, I'm taking a two-hour blood glucose test!

Try to contain your jealousy. Please.

For the uninitiated, let me list just a couple of the awesome perks I will be enjoying at 9 am tomorrow morning:

1) A free 5:30 am wake-up call so that I can get my nebs and vest done and get ready for work and take my puppy out before I need to jump in a cab to the upper east side of Manhattan.
2) A not-so-free cab ride through the snow-covered streets of Manhattan to said upper east side (bonus prize: morning traffic!).
3) One breakfast-free morning so I can take "fasting" levels.
4) One fasting level blood draw.
5) Another freebie: this time in the shape of a lightly carbonated, highly syrupy "glucose drink" which is best described as Pepsi after it's been left out and opened for two days, fortified with extra sugar. This will likely be warm.
6) Two hours of chill time in the waiting room. Again, hospital center is on the upper east side and my office is way down on Wall St., so no chance of doing anything productive.
7) Another blood draw!
8) Another not-so-free cab ride, followed by several hours at the office trying to make-up for the time I'll miss during the test.
and finally...
9) A chance to compete for the ultimate grand prize: CFRD! Just about the best Christmas gift a girl could ask for. Hey, diamonds are for wimps.

Okay, I'm done being a sarcastic b*tch (for the time being, at least). Honestly, I don't so much mind the test. We've been trying to get one done FOREVER and I keep going on prednisone, which messes with blood sugar levels, so I haven't been able to get it in. I'm much more concerned about that last part, because I just REALLY don't want to have anything come back weird with this test. It's been kind of a rough year health-wise and I could use some good news on this one. (And for those wondering what I mean by CFRD, check out more information here.)

So here's hoping it's relatively painless and (most important) that the results come back absolutely normal. You know, so that I can get back to the important things in life...like bitching about blood draws.


  1. Blah! Glucose tolerance tests are the worst. If it makes you feel any better, I've had to take TWO in the past few months. They scheduled my first one at 2 in the afternoon, even though I reminded them that it needed to be taken in the morning. I took it, the results were funky, so then I asked to take one in the morning. Those results were A-ok. Doctors. *rolls eyes*

    Good luck though! Fingers crossed for good results.

  2. I'm am reallyyyyy hoping this test is negative for CFRD. You definitely don't need that on top of everything else. I'm saying a prayer right now.
    Update when you get the results!!

    OH... I can't imagine having to take a cab through Manhattan to get to the doc's office. I really should never complain about the traffic here, huh?

  3. I am sooo jealous, wish my tomorrow was as fun filled as yours sounds!! When I did my glucose tolerance the syrup stuff wasn't to bad. To me it tasted like extra thick sprite. I really hope that you get good results and be CFRD free!

    Good Luck to you!

  4. I read that whole thing with "The Price Is Right" announcer voice. Very impressive how you made it sound SO EFFING COOL.

    I hope it goes smoothly for you, anyway, and here's hopin' for a cold glucola.

  5. LMAO I did the same thing as Cindy - loud booming voice describing the day!!!!!!

    I hope your tests come back negative and the nasty (sorry I mean wonderful) tasting glucose drink isn't so bad :)


  6. Yuck! Hope you survived the nasty thing. Hoping for excellent results.

    btw- Christy sent me by :)