I debated on whether or not to post, but am just having one of those days when you just need to vent. Long story short: I took a glucose test at last Friday's high risk and ultrasound appointment to check for gestational diabetes. I was called today saying I didn't pass, and need to go to a lab for a 4 hour period to have my fasting glucose checked out. Unbelievable. This is awful to say, but it is days like these that I get so angry at my body and wonder if they are signs from somewhere else telling me that I am not supposed to have a baby. I've tried to live a healthy, active lifestyle with plenty of exercise and a well-balanced diet. I have never had hypertension or diabetes. I get pregnant; morning sickness beyond belief; start to feel good; can handle food finally; feel up to exercise; then SMACK! I develop gestational hypertension. Well, there goes the exercise. I am told brisk walking is even a little risky. Followed by: uh-oh, your baby is too small. More tests. Then, this glucose test, and the possibility for gestational diabetes comes into the picture. What is the treatment? Moderate exercise. Wait, I can't do that because of the hypertension!
Maybe there is some bigger lesson in all of this, but to be honest, today I am feeling selfish and angry. I'd rather read about the lesson than live it.
-This is hard on days like today. I am thankful for a lovely day planting some beautiful flowers on the deck with Eric.
No Nixed names. I haven't consulted the husband. Apologies.