Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Needing permission to use the restroom

The funniest thing happened to me today during my almost 20 week ultrasound.  I had to ask for a break to use the restroom.  Funny?  No.  But with 7 kids at home I have never had to ask for a break to use the restroom.  I'm guessing that most of you understand, I really needed to take that break.  When I asked the technician she said matter of factly, "I'll finish this and then I will check your bladder." 

What?  Check my bladder.  I am 43 years old.  I know when I have to go!  But, she checked and decided to stop immediately and let me go.  I would have gone anyway, but luckily I passed the test.  When she came back she told me that I didn't need to come with a full bladder. 

Well, this may be TMI but I told her I'd already gone 3 times since I got there, and one of those times was on the way into the exam room.  But the baby was moving around a lot while she was trying to get all the information she wanted and which organ was taking the brunt of those moves?!  She just looked at me and said, "Well then, you've got really good kidneys," and that was it. 

After she left the room I high tailed it back across the hall to the restroom, getting back just in time for the perinatoligt to appear.  He looked so glum I thought something was wrong.  He never smiled and spoke so quietly and seriously.  Long story short....everything is fine!

1 comment:

Crunchy Momma said...

Glad everything is fine. LOL, you now have the bladder of a second grade girl who is standing out in the cold and has the giggles.

Some people's bedside manners are funny. When I was working I had a patient say to me, I bet you would still be smiling even if you were telling me i was dying of cancer. Um, well, I hope not!