I Must Confess…Medical Confessions

Are you ready to share again this week?

Good! Today’s prompt is all about medical confessions – tales of hospitals, doctors, tests and scans. Hopefully this prompt won’t be too personal or painful – I know I have a few amusing stories to tell, fingers crossed you do too.

medical confessions

Obviously this prompt has been inspired by my recent experiences. BTW, physically I’m feeling okay. Cleared to drive again and back to work today. Mentally, we’ll have to wait and see. I still feel a little fragile and won’t really know where I am until I resume my normal life. I’ll keep you posted.

Back to the confessing. Over the years I have attended many, many appointments, for both myself and my children. And I have had many experiences, both good and bad. Some of the more memorable have included:

  • Gilbert taking his first steps at a vision therapy appointment as a 16 month old toddler. I remember being so proud and so very relieved considering Matilda arrived only three months later – it ain’t fun being heavily pregnant and still having to cart around a strapping toddler!
  • The time I went to a local doctor in desperation and could not understand a word they were saying – I just nodded and hoped the piece of paper they gave me was the medical certificate I needed for work.
  • Attending GP Access (after-hours medical centre) with an insanely sore throat. The GP on duty was so impressed at my acute state of tonsilitis he called in the nurses on duty to have a gander too. Thank goodness I had my tonsils out a few months later.
  • Being deprived of ice cream following my tonsilectomy. It’s not like in the movies – instead of soothing ice cream and jelly I was made to try some toast the morning following my surgery. Perhaps you only get the good stuff if you are a child or maybe they were extra sadistic with me…who knows…
  • Having a doctor laugh at me for contracting chicken pox at the ripe old age of 19. I had woken up thinking I had developed a crap load of extra pimples overnight but it turned out I had a childhood infectious disease instead!
  • Inadvertently leaving a metal safety pin in my dress when I had an MRI. I had removed my earrings, rings and even my bra but I forgot that rogue safety pin. Luckily it wasn’t a problem even though I spent most of the scan terrified that something horrible was going to happen because of my oversight! Thankfully the safety pin stayed in place, despite the pull of the over-sized magnet scanning overhead 🙂

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14 Responses

  1. Mumabulous says:

    I feel for you re the chicken pox episode. I came down with the chicken post a few weeks after completing the HSC. I can not tell you how much that sucked. Glad to hear that you are feeling better. My fingers are crossed that you’ll get some reassuring news soon. Loves
    Mumabulous recently posted..Postcards (& Other Randoms)

  2. I’m hoping you get some sort of news soon but at least they have ruled things out? I couldn’t go down the medical confessional path. I did confess Meg’s 10 week premmie birth so could link that up but instead I’m confessing the new man in my life…. well kind of. 🙂
    Mystery Case recently posted..A Mystery Case Confession | My New Man

  3. Nathan says:

    You have had your ups and downs with medical conditions and hospital visits, but don’t forget the good stuff too! Chin up, you’ll do great at work today. And if you don’t, I’ll buy you a nice cream. 😉
    Nathan recently posted..Hospitals Can Bring Joy

  4. Zita says:

    ahh yes the old dry toast after the tonsilectomy.. I had the same, something about the scratching of the toast being good for healing the wound… I found sucking cold grapes helped, until they came back up…was not a pretty sight or feeling!
    Glad to hear you are feeling better! 🙂
    Zita recently posted..for a hospital confession..

  5. Miss 17 is having her tonsils out this Thursday! She most likely won’t even have to stay in hospital overnight if you can believe it, though I’ve been told she will have to eat and drink before we can take her home. Because they laser the tonsils off these days, they don’t recommend jelly or icecream any more much to Miss 17’s disappointment 😉
    Janet @ Middle Aged Mama recently posted..I was Homeless as a Teenager

  6. Ness says:

    A Dr laughing at you for having chicken pox and being deprived ice cream after having your tonsils out?? HMPH. Some of these people ARE sadists I think! I hope you have much more caring drs now and you get some answers soon. xo
    Ness recently posted..Hospital Tales

  7. Wow, you’ve had some experiences! So glad you are feeling better and can drive again, my mum is not allowed to drive for three months following her op – its driving her nuts!
    Happy to be back at the confessional xx

  8. I have to say that safety pin confession is FREAKY! I had to have inner ear surgery twice as a teenager and it was horrible. Every time I swallowed for weeks afterwards I was in a world of pain.. Good lucky getting your confidence back to drive lovely, here’s to positive results x
    Emily @ Have A Laugh On Me recently posted..What is your parenting obsession?

  9. Tegan says:

    One of my friends husbands got hand foot and mouth…the doctor laughed at him too because it’s a disease that mostly children get because adults have better immunity..and well we don’t tend to share as many personal belongings as kids do.
    I hope you get some answers for your medical scare soon.
    Tegan recently posted..The Weird and the Wonderful Medical Confessions

  10. Gawee says:

    I too got “the pox” as an adult. Neither Wayne or I had it as a child so I did the only thing I could, I shared it with him of course!

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – I’m in awe of you and what you do every day. That said, I hope work is gentle to you. Hang in there lovey.

    G. xx
    Gawee recently posted..Bum-Cam

  11. What’s the prompt for next week? Gives me 7 days to get my shit together lol

  12. Bec says:

    I had my tonsils out when I was a kid and I had to eat west-bix the next day for breakfast and then I couldn’t do home until I at a biscuit something similar to a Anzac bikkie. I was only 10 but I can still recall the agony and desperately wondering where was my ice-cream!!
    Bec recently posted..Impatience, Lifehacks and a prophet named Ezekiel

  13. I had my tonsils out at 25, and was told to eat crappy toast too! Completely ripped off! 😉

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