You know what's fun? Waiting almost two hours for a doctor's appointment. You know what's even MORE fun? Waiting almost two hours for a confusing, frustrating and unprofessional doctor's appointment!
Blurgh. I feel tired and annoyed even thinking about it, so I won't bother giving you a blow by blow account, but here are the highlights:
-barely understanding anything the guy could say thanks to his accent.
-having the appointment interrupted by a phone call from another doctor, requiring him to leave the room for another five minutes.
-getting the most bizarre physical exam of my life, which involved me lying down, fully clothed and THEN covered with a little hospital gown, while he poked me all over so tentatively I could barely feel it, inquired if the poking caused me pain (um, inasmuch as being TICKLED causes pain,) felt my ankles, wrists, and lymph nodes, then checked my reflexes inside my elbows.
-having him call me "Ma'am" eleventy million times, which irritates the heck out of me. I'm twenty freaking four. It's not time for me to be a ma'am yet.
-being told that I should definitely receive Lovenox injections (by my own hand) twice a day throughout the next pregnancy to give the baby the best chance for avoiding blood clots. That's Lovenox shots along WITH weekly progesterone injections. I'm going to be black and blue for nine months straight.
-having the doctor announce that he would advise amniocentesis for the next pregnancy to check if the baby has the same defective genes I do, so that I can "decide if I want to terminate and try again" if the baby should happen to have a clotting disorder.
When I replied that I was unlikely to consider doing that, he got kind of huffy and said, "Well, you wouldn't want your child to have a life of suffering." Ummm... No, no. Certainly, I wouldn't want to condemn my child to a life of suffering SUCH AS I CURRENTLY LIVE. Gosh, this taking folic acid and baby aspirin every day is DESTROYING MY QUALITY OF LIFE! I mean, it would suck, if the baby were a girl, for her to have to face the same kind of reproductive dilemmas and problems that I experience, but I wouldn't consider it a reason for therapeutic abortion! WTF.