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Monday, August 20, 2007

All You Need is Love...

...and an OB/GYN, according to what "They" say.

Whoever the heck "They" are. "They" say that I should go visit the gynecologist before I get married--I say "Hogwash!", but for some reason "They" have more seniority. I guess "They" have been around a lot longer than I have. After all, I am only 20 (but I'll be 21 by the time I get married, which makes me feel better about myself...).

"They're going to do WHAT????"

When I called to make my appointment, the receptionist gave me a list of things to remember [come early, bring insurance card, etc.], and when she asked if I had any questions, I kind of had a nervous breakdown:

Me: Well, I have been dreading this day all my life, really. I mean, I have heard horror stories about this visit. I just know it is going to hurt, and I can't even imagine how beyond awkward I am going to feel.

She: Oh, it's not that bad.

Me: (With the vulnerability of a 5 year-old on his first day of Kindergarten) I know. The thing is, though... I am really scared.

She: (Pregnant pause [no doubt while she contemplated the lameness of some people in the world]) Would you like me to leave a note on your file for her (the OB/GYN) to be gentle?

Me: (Moved almost to tears by her kindness) Oh, would you? Thanks--that's really nice of you. You're really nice. I hope the good Doctor is as nice as you are...

I am so not looking forward to this...

Tomorrow is a really big day for me. If you have any spiritual tendencies at all, please say a prayer for me Monday at 1 p.m.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

i am so sorry but i am fully laughing out loud right now! hahaha. i really am sorry that you are so scared but just think that by tomorrow night you'll be all through and nothing else to worry about. i can totally hear your voice in my head telling the receptionist that she was so kind. wow i love you!

August 20, 2007 at 12:47 AM  
Blogger lindsay said...

oh camille,
i could tell you many-a-story about my own embarrasing moments at the OBGYN office.
Dont worry cannot possibly have more of a horrid first time there than i did.
We will for sure discuss at a later time....maybe on a happier day when i bring over my sign-in album....

yes...happy thoughts...
lots and lots of happy thoughts.

August 20, 2007 at 10:40 AM  
Blogger ✩Molly✩ said...

lol, I never went to the OB until i was 3 mos pregnant with my baby, thats how I procrastinated! haha. It was fun to find your blog, hopefully you remember me (Molly Shumway now Rawlins)

August 20, 2007 at 11:43 AM  
Blogger RPH said...

camille, you are a crack up girl....wait til you have kids and you experience the ob more than once a year! i cant wait to read those blogs! you are too funny!

August 20, 2007 at 3:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh Millie. I'm so sorry for your pain, truly I am. It sounds as though everything was alright in the end. Just think: now you don't have to go back there for a whole year!!! You did it! :)

August 20, 2007 at 9:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awww, Camille... I'm so sorry you were so scared, but now you can say you're a SURVIVOR! And it really isn't that bad. It gets easier, I promise.


August 20, 2007 at 10:53 PM  
Blogger Mr. Worthington said...

This is probably just as hard for a man to comment on a subject just as this as it was for you to actually go there. Ok, maybe not AS hard, but it's definitely not a comfortable subject to speak of publicly.
All I can think of is Thank You! For showing your commitment to this relationship. If I was in your shoes, I'm not sure I could have gone through that... You're a trooper!

August 21, 2007 at 10:54 AM  
Blogger Camille said...

That's right, Mr. Worthington! You'd better BELIEVE it was an act of complete committment to this relationship...only an upcoming nuptial could have gotten me to that doctor's office. : )

August 21, 2007 at 12:28 PM  
Blogger Emily said...

camille!!! you are so hilarious i almost peed my pants when i read this!! i have been to the OBGYN like three times becasue i have sists and the first time i went i was cracking up the whole time, i could not stop laughing!!!! so immature of me i know but still it helped me from not balling to death!!!

August 26, 2007 at 1:35 PM  
Blogger Alice said...

I hope your visit (almost a year must be due for this year's soon!) went OK. If you lived around here I'd totally recommend mine to you. She's awesome, get's finished in under a minute and has totally opened up my guts three whole times. ; )

But yes, my first time was super scary too. It's all about the unknown.

July 14, 2008 at 11:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i honestly can't imagine.
how funny also, kyle was once mr worthington.

as a "dood" over 40 i won't mention the yearly physical you-know-what.

(loved the whiteboard story too, wonder what's on the whiteboard today.)

July 15, 2008 at 4:47 AM  

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