Monday, August 2, 2010


Dr. Appointment 2:45.
Showed up a few minutes early, signed in, sat down.
Receptionist was friendly, she remembered me from my pregnancies.
Called in, weight...lost 2lbs yay!
Went over the usuals, you know what are you here for.
I got undressed, then the gown stuff.
Midwife came in.
Not my midwife.
I'm ok with that.
She said ok lets start your physical, oh wait why is that in here, are you getting your IUD removed.
I responded with yes.
*Normally, a physician or midwife sits and talks about the "stuff" before they get down to business, you know?
And she said "are you planning on getting pregnant
Me: "No"
Her: Well what is the reasoning
I went over everything, the depression, fatigue, the lack of drive, the bleeding and how much I just hated it
Her: sounds like your thyroid, go get a work up done and I can prescribe you an oral and that should reset your IUD and you should be fine
Me: Thank you for the information, but I want it out
*This is where it gets interesting
Her: OOOOOK, lets just say you get it removed today, and then in 5 months you realize what a big mistake you've made, you will not get another one ok? Because I will put it on your chart that you do not qualify, they are expensive, $810 to be exact
Me: I know how much it costs, I paid for mine
She looks down at my chart
Her: Oh, you are private, Oh I'm sorry Mrs. Contente
Me: I'm private?
Her: You aren't on Medi-Cal
Me: That's how you talk to women on Medical? Wow....
Her: Silence
*Then she's taking care of the business, I'm laying there, total awkward situation*
Her: So you have 3 children?
Me: yes
Her: I have 4, and I dont' know about you but there is nothing greater than when my husband can actually find the time to do a load of laundry
Me: My husband does all of the laundry
Her: *Silence*
Her: Even better when he can at least help with the bathtime
Me: We alternate nights.....
Her: Oh wow, seem's like you have it all together
Me: seems like it
Her: are you from here
Me: are you done?

Because after you have completely treated me like a second class citizen, I want to listen to you complain about your husbands involvement in your household and have small talk.
I got it out, it wasn't that painful, I feel pretty crampy etc.
I got my prescription for the pill. yay.


the blank book said...

wow. seriously? i don't even know what to say. that is so sad. some "peach" she is! :P on a lighter note! you look amazing!!! way to go!!! i can't wait to have this baby and get on weight watchers...:) also, thank you for your blog! you make me proud to be a mom. :) we have an amazingly HARD JOB, and we do it well, dang it! poop on people who make nasty comments...seriously. being a mom is a gift! you are amazing. wear your "mom-badge" proudly! ;)

EydĂ­s said...


That is awful. Being treated like crap because you are poor.

*shakes head.