Ok so this isn’t really a list of people to kill and I am probably on some CIA watch list now but you are here and reading arent you? There is a special prize if you read until the end.
Today’s post was inspired by my wife’s OBGYN office. Not the doctor, the receptionists, nurses and lab people all left me with a very bad vibe today. If you didn’t know, My wife is pregnant. She is due the first part of July and she had to have a test that would be considered cruel and unusual punishment in most countries around the world. We had to go in for the wonderfully exciting 3 hour glucose tolerance test for gestational diabetes. Without recapping the whole day time by time, here is what I observed.
1. Glucose drink may as well be Karo syrup.
2. It says on the bottle may cause Nausea (check), cramping (check), Diarrhea (check). And the lab techs are surprised at any of these symptoms.
3. Certain 4 letter words that rhyme with “Truck” keep coming up in conjunction with this test.
4. My poor wife, she is ready to puke, feeling terrible, cramping and ready to toss her cookies (she couldn’t really have cookies of course) and be done with the test. The Nurse and the lab techs keep coming out and asking if she is ok and needing to get he blood drawn.
It was a long 3 hours. There was a point where I really wanted to stand up and yell, “OK Somebody has to die now, You guys choose who it is!”
By the end of it, everything turned out fine and My wife is a trooper. She made it through without killing anyone or puking on them. It is funny to watch her argue with the nurses, she is a nurse too and can cut through the BS that the OBGYN nurse spouts like a hot hammer through butter. Not even a knife stroke, smashed. It makes me happy when she can put them in their places. She has learned a lot of things being a trauma Nurse that a specialized nurse in a doctors office can’t even begin to understand.
They should outlaw this test. This post may have been a better rant over at www.cantankerousoldcoots.com but I wrote it here first. Take that and….I digress.
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