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.
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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Next week’s prompt – linkup a post from March 2013 (or something from March 2014 for the newbies).