Monday, May 21, 2007

A Funny Thing Happened...

When I went in for my cyst check/saliene HSG the RE came in and prepared to insert the catheder. He said "This shouldn't hurt too much, if at all".

Note: This is the same guy that I sparred with on Friday regarding my information sources.

So, I told him to "Hop up here and change places with me. I'll do this procedure on you, and f it doesn't hurt, I'll be glad to give it a go!". He stopped in his tracks, literaly. He thought about it a bit, then laughing said that was the first time someone has ever suggested that he try this procedure first! LOL

I suggested that saying it wasn't going to hurt was similar to the "truths" regarding the existrnce of certain mythical creatures like unicorns and Santa Claus.

He suddenly retracted his dismissive stance on the procedure and said "I will try to keep this from hurting, as much as possible".

We had a good laugh, even though it did hurt like a biatch! :)


Laura, the (reluctant) baroness said...

Wow! I love your response! I wish I could think that quickly and clearly on my feet. My RE said the same thing about my HSG, and it hurt like hell. I'm glad you clarified the importance of docs being trutful.

Thanks for your comment on my blog. I think remembering that I want people there for me when it is finally my turn will help me get through those situations. I appreciate your mature insight ;)

Samantha said...

You need to come to all clinics around the country and help remind doctors that these things hurt!

I didn't care for my saline ultrasound too much either, but they did warn me I would probably feel "crampy." Um, yeah.

Watson said...

Good for you, Nearly Dawn!!

How many people 'talk back' to their doctors?