After reviewing my medical history and the 18 page informed consent, walked over to the lab for the first set of blood draws. After the draw, I had 5 minutes to drink 1 1/2 Boost meal replacement supplements.
I had to wait two hours for the second set of lab results. The waiting room was a little claustrophobic with other patients so I headed outside to enjoy the beautiful weather. Yes, this is right outside the door of my doctor’s office. Yes, I realize how lucky I am.
It wasn’t so much the food that I missed while fasting for the test, it was the Diet Pepsi. I have my first one around 9 am each morning (think of it as cold, bubbly coffee if that freaks you out). I was not allowed to have anything other than the Boost during the two hours either. You better believe I cracked open the Diet Pepsi I had with me the moment the band-aid was on – still sitting in the chair in the lab.