So. As those of you who follow me on Twitter know, I failed that one-hour glucose test last Friday. The one-hour test is just a screen, not diagnostic, so it's not like failing the test meant that I actually had gestational diabetes, but I didn't take the news so well. As in, I totally started crying and was very upset about it for the rest of the day. What can I say? I never claimed to be reasonable.
Anyway, I did the three-hour test yesterday, and I passed! Which means that I do not have gestational diabetes, and since I am 29 weeks along, I am not in danger of getting it. (Glucose levels peak at 24-28 weeks.) I do not have to take that damn test again and I do not have to worry about GD for the rest of this pregnancy. This is SUCH a relief, I can't even begin to tell you. That three-hour test really freaked me out. Seriously, the night before the test I slept like absolute shit. I actually dreamed about the test several times, and woke up at least once an hour all stressed about it. That combined with the 15 hours of fasting required for the test really made for a less than pleasant experience, but the negative test result more than made up for that.
Still, I have to say, doesn't it seem like there should be a better way to diagnose GD than this test? I mean, starving a pregnant woman for 15+ hours before pumping her full of simple sugar and then waiting for her blood sugar to spike and then crash just doesn't seem like the healthiest approach to this issue, you know?
Also, my blood sugar at the three-hour mark was 65. That is LOW. Luckily I remembered to bring a snack with me to the hospital so that I could stabilize a bit before driving home. I do not think it would have been safe for me to drive home with my blood sugar in the low 60s. By the time I was allowed to eat my snack I was actually shaking. This test should come with a warning! And, even after I had eaten a nice healthy lunch, I was exhausted for the rest of the afternoon, and not just because I had slept poorly the previous night.
Anyway! In other news, that whole mess with Wachovia has been resolved. And by "resolved" I mean that they mailed me back the original check without any explanation of why it was rejected. I called them, and they weren't able to explain why it was rejected, but they were able to clarify that since the original check was mailed back to me, that means the dispute has been closed out and I don't have to worry that they will now try to cash the check, so I am free and clear to have it re-issued without worrying that it will end up getting deposited twice.
So, great, if you want to call that a resolution. Which I do, because it means we're not in limbo anymore, but I am still so disgusted over the whole thing and how it was handled. We are thinking about switching banks--but I'm not sure. How disappointed would Wachovia be to lose a customer that maintains only a free checking account? Does it actually matter to them if we switch? I'm guessing not. So is it worth the hassle on our end to go to another bank? Will we benefit from it? Will another bank actually be better in any way, or are they all the same?
I don't know. And I'm tired just thinking about it, and about changing online bill pays, and my paycheck direct deposit, and ordering new checks, and so on. So I guess for now we will stagnate. And hope that there are no problems with the re-issued check.
And even if there are, at least I don't have gestational diabetes. Perhaps that knowledge will give me the strength to fight with Wachovia again? But please, please, please, don't let it come to that.
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