Top 10 Reasons why my OB-GYN appointment was the most relaxing part of my day:
- I got to read a magazine uninterrupted, with an empty lap. And I don’t mean
Highlights or an American Girl catalogue. I’m talking a real life, outdated issue of National Geographic.
- No ridiculous looking office Bluetooth to ring in my ear and no phone calls to
- It was free—okay, it wasn’t free if you count insurance, but I didn’t have to pay
any money out of pocket because of my coverage, so I’ll call it free.
- They have such soothing music. This usually annoys me but today I was grateful for the slow elevator tunes.
- I got to go pee. ALONE. Without anyone yelling requests or tattling through the bathroom door. Without a toddler screaming to be held while I handle my biz.
- The door prizes were fabulous. I got two months worth of birth control pills and a parenting magazine on the house. Later I found it ironic that they would give those two together.
- No one asked me for a job and then handed me a dirty, wrinkled up resume with the objective “To Succeed in life” on it (I’m in the staffing industry). Not to mention I hate giving people disappointing news and right now jobs are less than plentiful.
- I was applauded for being out of shape. The nurse cheerfully reassured me when I told her I recently began a mediocre exercise regimen. As in, “That’s totally fine! Occasionally is better than not at all!”
- I got a free drink out of the deal. It was bottled water but who cares?
(FYI, if you couldn’t tell by #3, #6 & #9, I like free stuff. It makes me feel like I’m one-upping TheMan.)
- For a little while, I got to lie down and relax. Okay, so it was only 10 minutes while I waited for my doctor, and I was on a crinkly paper-covered exam table wearing a cloth hospital gown and a sheet that had to be no more than 100 thread count. But it was enough time to clear my head, talk to God, and just have a moment of peace in my day before having to return to my hectic work day.
It’s all about perspective, people. I got a lot accomplished in that little amount of time.
P.S. Consider this post a reminder to get your routine medical screenings. Don’t put it off. Call and make an appointment now or add it to your To Do List so you don’t forget.