Tuesday, July 17, 2007

greetings from my aunt

well, the old coot finally showed up and today is CD2. i don't know about YOU but for me, the auntie's visit is quite a production. i have a pharmacopia of products to enhance her visit. on the list generally: ad.vil (lots and lots and lots of ad.vil), Vi.Codin (not as much of this as the ad.vil, but as much as is necessary), Zan.tac (so i don't shred my stomach to bits with the ad.vil). Sometimes i have to fortify with Phen.ergan, when my aunt's visit cause me to lose my cookies. I also have my handy dandy alarm clock for when I have to take meds during the night. Woe is me if I forget, because my aunt will wake me out of a deep sleep and whip me until I cry for hours. The irony is, everyone but everyone from the Ob-Gyn to the RE to the NP to everyone in between says it will bet a lot better once i have children. Snort!

It occured to me the other day what an odd summer i'm having. this is the first summer i've really tried--balls out--to get knocked up, and i almost suceeded...twice. It's also the summer i'm surrounded by preglets. not just family, but friends too. many of them. and also, at clinial. at least two days a week i'm up to my armpits in pregnant 16yo's. it's very very odd. also today i had two women come in for what would be an infertility work up if they were well insured. my diagnosis was PCOS for both. anyway, the sort-of-insured one (25yo) we did the standard labs on. the barely insured one (34yo) i advised to make an appt with the gyn service at either of the two major hospitals in town. in maryland, access to a gyn for primary care is mandated. her chances of meeting with a specialist are still remote, but better if she starts primary care with one of them. i thought this rotation would be very hard this summer given my situation, and it is, but it is also tough in ways i didn't realize it would be.

5 comments:

ultimatejourney said...

Your aunt's visit sounds nothing short of brutal. I'm glad you are able to keep it under control.

LJ said...

Love the medicine cabinet you got going there. Sorry she had to visit. You really are handling this rotation so amazingly - I'm impressed.

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Lea Bee said...

my blog is getting spam! crazy.

kim99 said...

HOT STOCK TIPS FOR $$$$! Sorry -- I couldn't resist after reading that your blog is getting spam, how annoying. Anyway just wanted to say that I'm glad your Aunt is finally here, excruciating as her visits might be. Feel better!!