Thursday, September 20, 2012

Double, Double, Toil and Trouble

Glyburide once-daily hasn't done jack shit to consistently lower my blood sugar. So we are doubling the dose (same 2.5-mg dose but taken twice-daily instead of once). What it has done is make me feel sick every morning, despite the disappointing effect on insulin production. It's like first (and second) trimester all over again. If the new dose/regimen doesn't work over the next few days then I will have to start seeing a fetal/maternal specialist (yay! double the appointments! officially high-risk!) and would be started on insulin. Oh for shit's sake. (At least my IVF veteran status makes me a pro at self-injection, so no classes or instruction required. And good thing I kept a sharps container under the sink, how's that for fucked up serendipity?) So fingers crossed the double-dose of oral meds is good enough. Here's hoping the universe can throw this dog a bone.

I'm still eating birthday cake this Sunday. Because fuck it. Two layers, Tahitian vanilla bean cake with honey and green tea meringue buttercream filling vs. salted caramel. Right?

 

7 comments:

hope4joy said...

Sorry about the meds. Nothing like the discomfort of the third trimester AND sickness right? On a better note, can you send me a piece of that cake?

jenicini said...

Bleh on the meds! Yippee on the cake! I'll be celebrating my birthday next week too!

Rhianna said...

Oh, for shit's sake is right. :( Sorry, woman. Just...argh. I am hoping right along with you for good results with the double dose.

And you better have some of this ridiculously nommable cake this weekend! Your big fat baby wants to celebrate his big brother, too!

P.S. Acorn cookies and bear claw cookies! Yip yip! Happy birthday, Jackson!

Mina said...

I can't believe the the fuckity luck you're haivng, lady! You're the winner of the "who gets to top THAT" contest. I say we just don't play that anymore, what say you? Hear that, Jen's body? You win and that is IT.
And you'd better have that piece of cake. I bet that even the doctor would recommend it. Better morale can surely improve blood sugar. I know it for a fact.
Happy birthday Jackson!

bunny said...

OH THAT CAKE! It sounds out of this world. So yeah, eat the fuck out of it, and I'll just keep hoping you get a break. Happy birthday to your amazing, perfect, non-fetal son.

kdactyl said...

Oh bummer!!! That sucks.... I hope it works for you. Add cinamon to your food and drinks whenever you can...it is a natural blood sugar lowering food. And...enjoy the cake...:)

Roccie said...

Just have some nice saltines and watch the normal folks eat the cake.