(Let me caveat things by saying that my doc is super-nice and professional. Her practice is modern, well-staffed, well-run. I have nothing bad to say about any of it.)
Two main observations in major awkwardness here:
It’s bad enough you’ve got to strip and don a paper vest for your visit. But in either a bout of cost-savings and/or efficiency, those paper vests at my doc’s office are now only about 18” long. So you not only have to get nekkid, but you have to sit there clutching together a little half-vest with the equivalent of a paper towel square on your lap while you bum just hangs free. That's after you figure a way to hoist yourself on top of that seemingly sky-high padded counter whilst butt out and clutching your paper napkin clothing.
And the second point? Look I get the point of conversation with the doc to kind of make the whole situation more comfortable and casual, but I’m sorry, there’s no amount of chit chat that is going to make me forget where I am and what is being done to me. I am staring uncomfortably at the ceiling while the doc’s wielding the equivalent of a flash light and a giant Q-tip. Though I know it is courteous, I’m really not interested in hearing about the kids and soccer at that moment.
I don’t know. I’m sure the majority of you ladies take those visits a lot more gracefully than I do with minimal amount of eyebrow raising. But you throw in the natural inconveniences of having to take time off to see the doc, find the office through the maze of medical office super-structures and never-ending hallways, having to wait regardless of what time your appointment was for, and then all the poking and prodding before you even get to the see the doc … well, as much as I admire doctors and nurses, I’ve never been thrilled with the process.
Any “wonderful” moments that you’d like to share about your visits to your lady doctor? Or what do you find awkward about visits to the doc in general?
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