After this morning's follow-up appointment with the diabetic educator, it sounds like I am going to have to start on an oral hypoglycemic to control my blood glucose levels. (Long story short, my fasting levels are higher than they should be, regardless of my carb intake at bedtime.)
I don't mind the idea of taking medication in and of itself. Even if I'm told at some point that I have to take insulin shots, that won't be the worst thing in the world. Inconvenient and momentarily painful, sure, but not awful.
The thing that has me feeling really overwhelmed is what goes along with this development. Because my GD will require medication to control, my perinatologist is recommending twice-weekly non-stress tests starting at 32 weeks. These would be on top of the weekly OB appointments I will have by that time and the monthly growth scans.
So basically I am looking at having three doctor's appointments a week--two of which could last a couple of hours--starting in a few weeks. Maybe even some weeks with a fourth appointment. Sheesh. That's a lot of doctors' appointments for someone who, prior to infertility and pregnancy, *maybe* went to the doctor for an annual physical and about once every two years for some type of illness.
I understand why the additional monitoring is recommended, and of course I want the babies to be watched closely so that prompt action can be taken if any complications develop. But I am finding it hard to see how I am going to be able to continue working--even with a reduced workload--if I'm going to be at the doctor so often. It's already been hard for me to keep up at work because I so often don't feel well physically. (Examples: frequent heartburn & stomach upset; feeling tired most of the time; waking up with a headache every day this week.)
Oh well. I am going to have to find a way to fit all this into my schedule because I have no alternative. I just wonder how other people manage all this. They must, right?