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15 February 2006 @ 06:01 pm
 
It is done.


It was not too bad. I had to be weighed, of course, but I squinched my eyes shut and did not look at the scale. I just don't want to know. The doctor was very nice, very laid back. I was clearly so embarassed about how long it had been since I'd last been examined, he didn't even press me for a number. "Let's just say it's been a few years."

"Yes," I agreed. "Let's!"

Of course, once I was on the table and he was doing the breast exam, he said, completely deadpan, "So. Why don't you like gynecologists?" No worries about that part of the exam, by the bye, but he does recommend I have a mammogram. Makes sense to me; I'm of an age, and both of my grandmothers had breast cancer.

On to the main event: quick and relatively painless. At one point he was feeling around, as they will do, and said, "Tell me if anything is uncomfortable."

"Well, aside from the obvious?" said I.

After that I got dressed and went into his office. He said all looked well; we just need to wait on the PAP results. So yes, I am glad I finally went. And so long as the PAP is good and my mammogram (*memo to self: call to schedule that tomorrow - do not wait!!!*) yields nothing dodgy, I'm set for another year.

Which gives me plenty of time to lose the weight he didn't tell me to lose.

Now to find a GP and get an honest-to-goodness physical.
 
 
I feel: cheerfultriumphant
 
 
 
Mairearanturas on February 16th, 2006 05:24 am (UTC)
Good for you -- not as bad as you thought -- also good for you. By the way, my GYN has never told me to lose weight -- it's not really what they do.....
Fjordhopper: Supergirlfjordhopper on February 16th, 2006 10:58 am (UTC)
Hurray!
I am so glad to hear that it went smoothly!
Kathy: Oh Broomhilda!toosha on February 16th, 2006 01:07 pm (UTC)
My GYN has never told me to lose more than 5lbs over a year. Just his way of a gentle nudge without making me feel like a total blimp. He also always points out that he also could drop a pound or too.

It's my GP that is the hard ass and it's part of why I go to him.