Thursday, June 26, 2008

Are you buddies with your Ob-Gyn?

Tonight I went to dinner with my dear friend Jennie. It was to celebrate her birthday which happened back in MAY. We seem to be in this habit of waiting a few months before we celebrate our birthdays together. This year she got patriotic paraphernalia from me. I think it's okay because I've gotten Easter stuff for my birthday (which is in January) from her. (Now that I think about though, I think she was on the ball this year and gave me a cute Valentine's platter.)

Anyhow, I had to use the restroom during our dinner. In the bathroom was none other than my gynecologist. How can you not say hi to the person who has seen more of you than you've seen of yourself? So I say hello and tell her my name. (Of course she claims she knows who I am. I'm never quite sure if she's being truthful, but I was one of her very first clients.) Then she tells me I look "great." What a sad statement seeing as I am 10 lbs heavier than the last time she saw me. (She's the one who looks great. She had that lap-band thing placed on her stomach and has lost a LOT of weight.)

I thought the conversation was over and seeing as how she was washing her hands, I thought she'd just head out, so I walked into the stall. I'm not one of those people who talks while using the potty. You know the type, the ones who take cell phone calls mid-stream. But instead of leaving she kept talking to me. "How are the kids? How old is your baby now? Yada-yada." I was practically crossing my legs at that point and just praying she would leave. "Everyone is great. I'll make an appointment to see you soon." Her, "It's so great to see you. Tell your family hello. You just look wonderful." Me in my mind, "Lady, thanks for the compliments and I know you really are a nice person, but I am going to pop standing here. I know you've all but seen my bladder, but for the love of Pete, please leave." Me out loud, "Oh yes, it's great to see you too." (Is it great? I'm not quite sure what our relationship outside of the office should be.) Finally off she went.

The moral of the story is.....When you see your gynecologist in the bathroom don't say hi. Just go to your happy place as usual and be silent. Because talking to you while you potty is as normal to her, as seeing you naked on the bed is. Odd, VERY odd.

13 comments:

Lee Ann said...

Mine is a man. I don't think I'll see him in the restroom, but I do see him at work all the time. :-) That is a funny story!

Deanna said...

That is hilarious! I used to see my obgyn at the grocery store, stake conference, etc, etc, etc, and then we moved - I thankfully switched drs. It was just awkward...like your bathroom experience!

Kat said...

Hilarious! I live on the opposite side of town from where my midwife is...don't think I'll be running into her...or anyone from that group. But, if I do, I'll walk on by...

dayne said...

"You know the type, the ones who take cell phone calls mid-stream."

Was that pun intentional? Ha ha! Nice one.

You know, this story reminds me of a girl we went to high school with who dated (and later married) a guy whose father was not only her future father-in-law, he was also her Ob/Gyn.

How about that elephant in the room during Thanksgiving dinner?

Elena said...

Dayne- You of all people to have a comment story on this subject. THAT is funny!

Jennifer P. said...

That would be a little strange to run into Dr. Lowder in the girls' bathroom. His name is Kerry and all, but I still dont' think that makes it right.

That story is hilarious though! ob/gyn stories are the best :)!

And I do find it funny that the one male blogger has a gyno story to share :)

Miki said...

uhhhhh--this story made me groan. It actually even made me a little upset toward the end. Leave...let her pee! Poor OBGYN. lol

Brenda said...

I can always count on a good laugh when I check your blog! I love all the commentary on what is actually going on in YOUR head!!!

Julie Williams said...

LOL! I had Lowder as on OB when I lived in Boise too. Same as Jen P. He was in our ward and I even went to his house once. It was cool that he stood in for my daughter's baby blessing. How many people get that? Little weird yes, but the poor Drs. are just people too.

Nice to know your Dr. KNOWS who you are and cares to ask!
But if you go in later for a bladder infection she should comp. you for it. Ha! Ha!

Lou & Angela Harris Family said...

Ha! Very funny. Is Dayne the Dayne I'm thinking of? Very funny comments!

Elise said...

This made me laugh out loud! I love it! My Ob is actually a good friend of Chris and Katie, which doesn't mean anything to me, but I can totally see why Katie doesn't see him! I could totally see myself ducking if I saw him in public.

Nichole Jolene said...

funny funny funny! when are we going to have lunch so you can entertain me in person ;P

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