Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Good News!

Well, after a couple frustrating things last week, this week has come with better news!
I went in yesterday for my 3-hour glucose test and to check the status of my kidney infection.

The kidney infection is cleared up ... which I'm totally thrilled with considering we managed to clear it without antibiotics! A whole lotta cranberry, but no antibiotics! So that was great news!
The glucose test was better than I anticipated. The nurse drawing my blood each hour said that in the year and a half that she has worked at the birthing center, she's never seen a 3-hour come back positive. That was reassuring in a way, but sort of scary in another - what if I was the first?? Yuck! I felt ok throughout the test, except the last hour when I just could NOT keep my eyes open! Major crash after the sugar high! Fortunately, I was hanging out in the birthing center library with big comfy leather sofas, so I just took a nap. When the nurser came back in, she laughed and said, "Ah, this is how I always find people the third hour!" Needless to say, by the time we were done (noon), I was STARVING! I met up with Ed at the mall and he had my lunch all ready and waiting for me. My stomach still isn't quite right, but it'll get there.

Apparently the normal range for the test is under 130 & my 1-hour test was 179. So, the idea with the 3-hour is to make sure that the levels go down each hour. My first hour was 157 (quite a bit lower than my 1-hour, but still not normal); second hour was 139 and third hour was 108. I'm sure its more information than anyone wants, but I am so excited!

Another cool thing they did was an "A1c" blood test that averages the blood glucose levels of the past 90 days. The normal range for that test is 4.5-5.8 and my result was 4.8! All that to say, I don't have diabetes! Yay, God! Major answer to prayer. Although, it still leaves the question unanswered about where my gi-mongous babies come from! LOL!

So, hopefully, this all proves to the food nazi that I have not been cheating (as she assumes!). I did gain 2 pounds in just a few days - the same few days that I had to eat extra carbohydrates to prepare for the test! Go figure!
So, that's my good news for the day. I feel SO much better! Thanks for all the prayers!!!

9 comments:

Sleep, what's that??? said...

Yeah! I was praying for you!!!

Rays Family said...

wonderfulnews, now you can relax a little.

Anne

Jenn said...

I'm so glad to hear that! I had to do the glucose test when I was pregnant with Cale, it was scary. Everything came back fine, but just to know the chance. I'm glad your doing good. Yeah!

Dara said...

Praise God - he is faithful!

Jen Mumm said...

Yay, so happy for you!!!

Lori Eilers said...

Oh, I'm soooo glad. I meant to ask you this morning and totally forgot. Thanks again for the ride and the Starbucks! You're the best.

amain said...

Oh, that is all WONDERFUL news!!!
The things we go thru for these beautiful babes that we bring into this world....
and you do bring BEAUTIFUL babes into this world...cannot wait to meet Mr Jace Eric!!

stephanie said...

yeah angela! way to go...

Stacey said...

Yippee!
I thought your mid-wife didn't want you to eat all that suger--haha! Too bad it isn't in the form of a candybar, chocolate cake, or anything more appealing to the palate!
Great news!