Aug 12 2008


Cole has suddenly (at least, it seems like it to me) learned his ABC’s and developed an interest in singing them (he used to yell for me to be quiet whenever I tried. Little bum.).

Last night, as I was putting him to bed, we sang through it twice. Each time, right after he got through the “ellemenohpee” part, he pointed to his diaper-region and announced “Mom! This my Pee!”

Well… at least we have the body-awareness down.

Aug 12 2008

Dr. (Insert Nasty Expletive Here)

Do you all remember earlier in this year when I had to see a clinic doctor because I was starting to get shingles again? Right- it was bad.

So yesterday I started feeling the all-too-familiar twinge of an imminent urinary tract infection. I used to get them a lot, years ago, but haven’t had one in a very long time. Still, that feeling isn’t one that you easily forget.

Sadly, my NP only works on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and it turned out that my OB/GYN had decided that this week would be just perfect for her vacation. How lovely for her.

So I drove down to the clinic again because it was the only place where I knew I wouldn’t need an appointment and I was NOT going to wait another night to get meds for this.

And can you guess what happened next? That’s right- I got the same fucking doctor.

This time, I thought I should mention that I might be very newly pregnant just in case it would make a difference to what medication he’d prescribe. He looked at my chart and told me that the nurse had run a pregnancy test ( I told her NOT to), and that I wasn’t. I told him that there’s no way it would have shown up in a pee test because it would be that early. I am not one or two days past my period, I am one or two days past likely OVULATION. There’s no pee test in the WORLD that would pick that up. I just want to be on the safe side.

He literally huffed and ROLLED HIS EYES at me.

Excuse me, motherfucker? Isn’t this MY BODY we’re talking about? Gosh- I’m SO sorry that I caused you to think for a couple more seconds before writing my prescription. I’m sure that was very taxing for you. Oh and one more thing? FUCK YOU AND YOUR SCHLUMPY SHOES.

So I got to the pharmacy and, after having both prescriptions filled, I briefly explained to the pharmacist what was going on and asked if the drugs were safe. He told me that the antibiotics were totally fine, but that I should try not to take the other because it can cross over to a fetus.

Yeah. You heard right. Not only did he roll his fucking eyes at me, but he then went ahead and totally ignored me.

So what do you all think I should do? Should I find some way to complain, or should I just drive over in a ski mask and kneecap him?