Jump to content

Help fasting blood test


  • Please log in to reply
10 replies to this topic

#1 gracie1978

Posted 18 September 2019 - 05:11 AM

I'm meant to do a fasting blood test this morning, but I've been up since 3am AND IM STARVING

If I don't go today the results won't be there in time for my specialist apt on Friday.

But I'm so hungry.  Also 21 weeks with twins.

I even ate a second dinner at 10pm last night, but to no avail.

Did I mention I'm hungry?

Doctor opens at 8am but with this insomnia I'll probably go back to sleep at 6.30am and not want to get up until closer to 9.

What to do :(

#2 SplashingRainbows

Posted 18 September 2019 - 05:25 AM

Oh I was always so hungry when pregnant. I feel you.

Are you allowed black tea? A cuppa may take the edge off. A drink of water otherwise.

Are you warm enough?

Next thing is to distract yourself. Tv or a good book. Something to distract the brain.

You can do this. Chances are you won’t be less hungry another day so push thru if you can.

#3 Bird1

Posted 18 September 2019 - 05:58 AM

Do you have to go to the doctors or can you go to one of the blood collection places, a lot of them open at 6/6:30

#4 born.a.girl

Posted 18 September 2019 - 06:11 AM

How are you doing, Gracie?  Have you chewed your arm off yet?

#5 gracie1978

Posted 18 September 2019 - 06:12 AM

The earliest I can find is 7.30, but my the time I get there I may as well have gone round the corner.

Still v hungry :(

#6 born.a.girl

Posted 18 September 2019 - 06:20 AM

View Postgracie1978, on 18 September 2019 - 06:12 AM, said:

The earliest I can find is 7.30, but my the time I get there I may as well have gone round the corner.

Still v hungry :(

You were the good egg that started the Alan Jones thread on here. Think of sitting down to breakfast with him and your appetite will disappear. Guaranteed. :)

#7 gracie1978

Posted 18 September 2019 - 06:32 AM

View Postborn.a.girl, on 18 September 2019 - 06:20 AM, said:



You were the good egg that started the Alan Jones thread on here. Think of sitting down to breakfast with him and your appetite will disappear. Guaranteed. :)

Maybe I'll take myself out for breakfast afterwards!
Mmmm bacon

#8 AdelTwins

Posted 18 September 2019 - 06:48 AM

I feel your pain. I struggled with my fasting blood glucose test with twins. And I failed! Had to go back for the 3hr version which was so horrible. Even thinking of that sugary drink makes me shudder.

Watch Netflix to distract yourself.

#9 Lou-bags

Posted 18 September 2019 - 08:38 AM

Oh I so remember that feeling. Defo brekkie out after!

The collection centre I did the glucose tolerance test at for one of my pregnancies was right by a cafe. So I spent a lovely 2+ hours in an uncomfortable chair waiting for each blood draw with the smell of toast and coffee wafting around.

Hopefully you’re nearly done now!

#10 BECZ

Posted 18 September 2019 - 10:00 AM

Hopefully your quite satisfied by now gracie! If you need to do another one (Oops!  Did I just say that?!). I mean for others that need to in future, they say brushing your teeth helps.

#11 gracie1978

Posted 18 September 2019 - 11:22 AM

Fell asleep, woke up at 9am
Then it took me a house to get out if the house, I've seen sloths move faster than me at the moment.

I've just had some ice cream now about to make a proper lunch.

Thanks for the support, if anyone had said F**k it go eat, I totally would have ;)

Edited by gracie1978, 18 September 2019 - 11:22 AM.





1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 
 
Advertisement
 

Top 5 Viewed Articles

 
Advertisement
 
 
 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.