I was worried about the fasting and the 4 blood draws and the waiting...turned out great though!
Had a great phlebotomist, she offered a choice of glucose drinks (orange, grape and "Sprite"), I chose the Sprite flavored one which wasn't bad at all.
I downloaded podcasts, got several games going on Draw Something, bought a crossword and word search book, magazines and a fun book. The time FLEW by! I also took a walk which helped the time pass quickly, plus I had an ultrasound during the first hour.
The fasting and anemia made me VERY woozy after the last draw so I made sure to have plenty of water and snacks on hand to inhale once I was given the all clear. I'm exhausted, but very pleased with the day. It was kind of like a reading vacation :-)
Just wanted to share a good experience in case any of you still need to do the 3 hour.