Why do I apologize during a pelvic ultrasound?
Friday, January 13, 2012
Don't you hate it when you have to pay money to be completely embarrassed? I had to get a pelvic exam. We're checking in on my lovely ovaries that just don't like to act right. So the first one is a reg ultrasound where I had to have a full bladder... don't ask me, it was in the instructions. It was like a baby ultrasound and I had a ton of those with the boys so no prob. Me and the technician got all chatty Cathy. But right before she rubbed that goo all over my belly for the ultrasound she goes "How many times have you been pregnant." I answered. "How many children do you have?" This is a hard answer for me because of the miscarriages I've had. So when I answer I kind of shut up. The technitian looks at me and literally to my face says "I don't judge people. I'm prochoice." So instead of saying "hey, I didn't have abortions." I say...
It was really quiet after that. I wasn't mad at her. I'm young, I have pink hair, I have a hello kitty purse, I can see the assumption. But the room was just awkward.
Then it was time for the "inner" exam. She had to get the wand thingy right by my ovary so it had to be inserted. She left, I got undressed. And then it hit me that my skin is all loose around my thighs, I haven't "gardened" (my mom's nice way of saying shaving the area), my stomach is still saggy, I just don't look good down there. But the technician is basically barbie. And even though its her job to be waving a wand around that area all day, I just auto assume I'm going to be the worst she's ever seen. So she pulls up the covers to do her job and I say...
Can someone tell me what's wrong with me?