Monday, July 9, 2007

if you don't laugh, you'll cry


look at that belly! my sis, pregnant with twins. one of the onsies says 'i love my auntie' (but, of course!)and the second one says 'spring chicken'. LOL! this is 16wks in to her 1st pregnancy.

women's health care in baltimore city has an edge of the macabre. to wit:

--last week i told a 50 something year old woman that her pap smear had come back postive for trich, an easily treated STD. i thought this was sort of good news; hey, you have an STD but we caught it early and can treat it easily. no long term sequelae. except that she was married. for 21 yrs. eeeaugh, not such good news after all.

--last week a 17yo came in with a last menstrual period of sometime in late may. dutifully i wheeled her out to be about 7wks pregnant, and talked about getting her set up for prenatal care etc. my preceptor came in to do the bimanual exam and was like...not so much with the 7wks. i'm going to call you about 5 months (!) pregnant. and sure enough, the top of her uterus was above her belly button. not 7 wks at all, unless she's gestating, ten-tuplets.

it's sort of funny, in a what-can-you-do sort of way. countdown is on for next cycle. i should know more by the end of the week.

6 comments:

Karen said...

Wow, you and your sister look a LOT alike!

LJ said...

I was about to say the same thing as Karen! No question.

And yikes on the STD case - that is really shitty. I mean, STD no matter when, I can imagine, is not cool. But to get it when in a "monogamous" relationship. Oy.

Lea Bee said...

it's so funny you guys say that because growing up we looked so different! i guess we're converging as we age...

ultimatejourney said...

I've never met you, but your sister is adorable, so judging by the previous comments you must be too!

LOL about both of those stories. In a yikes sort of way on both counts.

Changing Expectations said...

You both look alike! Man, the STD thing must have been super uncomfortable. Wow.

In and Out of Luck said...

Wow. It sounds like a fascinating job - maybe fascinating's not the word, but... that must suck to get news like that in a monogamous relationship. And you and your sister do look alike!