Thursday, January 20, 2011
Earlier this week I had to go to the Gynecologist for my yearly exam. Though most women shrink back with anxiety from such an appointment, I looked at it as an opportunity to spend some much needed time alone. I gear up for the appointment like I'm going to the beach as I pack a good book, snacks, my Ipod, and journal.
After filling out the necessary forms, the nurse put me in the room with the instructions to “put the gown on with the opening in the front and drape the paper across your legs.” Something we’ve all heard before.
After removing my clothing, I hoisted myself onto the exam table and before I knew it, I was asleep! Asleep- at the GYN- is that possible?!! Well, when you have 4 kids it is! Not only was I asleep, I was dreaming!
The Doctor walked in verbalizing his many apologies for running behind.
“No problem,” I said, “I’ve been resting.”
To which he replied, “If you consider resting, laying on the exam table at the Gynecologist office then you are definitely an overtired mom!”
We both laughed. Prior to having kids, I used to get so agitated when I had to wait to be seen. How dare the Doc have to deliver a baby when I’m waiting. Now, I get agitated when he’s in the office when I get there!
My nap was so good that I considered asking him
if there were any other patients he needed to see,
a c-section to perform,
kids to pick up from school,
groceries he needed to get
…absolutely anything he needed to do to get me more time on that beloved table so that I could rest!!!