Saturday, January 8, 2011

I'm sorry, but you need to be thin if you're going to say such things

I've been dealing with a cold/sinus issue since the holidays, so I finally went to my primary care doctor this week to make sure it wasn't a serious sinus infection. As the nurse took my vitals and such, she asked if there were any changes to my medical history, so I told her I was four months pregnant. And so as she took down the rest of my information, we chatted about Mary Clare, her two children and such.

As I took off my sweater so she could take my blood pressure, she said, "Wow! You're already showing?" I said, "Um, yeah. I'm four months, though. And this is my second." And you know what she said? Well, let me tell you, it wasn't "Oh, yeah, that makes sense." or "Yep, you sure do pop out faster with the second!"

No, no. Nothing that sensible. She said, "Still."

We didn't chat much after that.

8 comments:

  1. To which hospital should we send flowers to this lovely nurse with the pleasant bantering skills? Holy hell. People are stupid. So it wasn't a sinus infection, was it?

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  2. Kaly, this was at our SSM doctor's office. The doctors and the nurse practitioner we often see are great. The nurses are another story. Nice, but it's like they've never seen a pregnant woman. We went there the day after we came home from the hospital with Mary Clare because I had a horrible sinus infection, which went great with the C section business. At one point I teared up because I hurt so badly, and the nurse asked if I had the baby blues. Honestly.

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  3. Maybe my insensitive co-worker moonlights as a nurse in St. Louis?

    SJ

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  4. What a charming woman. Her social grace is unparalleled.

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  5. I will never forget that old lady that worked in the mailroom at Maritz. I walked in one day pregnant with AL and she says "oh honey, your face finally got fat!"

    Bite it. Seriously.

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  6. Wow. I think she needs to work in the back of the office...away from people...

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  7. No worries TB, she is just bitter of how cute Mary Clare is.
    JT

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  8. with my FIRST, I started showing at like, 6 weeks, I SHIT YOU NOT.
    I got ALL KINDS of inappropriate comments left and right. People would ask if I was having twins, if I was ready to "pop" when really I was in my 2nd trimester only, etc.
    Ugh. You know what? People are just STUPID and INSENSITIVE.
    F them.

    Ps - Of course you're sensitive (and I would have been too): you're pregnant! It comes with the territory!

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