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Monday, July 16, 2007

Spectacular Speculum

Yep, this morning was my turn girlies! All is well and another year before I have to don my paper gown and put anklets in my purse because I hate the thought of riding that table cowboy with my feet in community stirrups. (Yeah, even though they have disposable covers on them.)

Since I have been 18 years old, I have gone for an annual check-up ... or should I say "check-down" without fail. I feel superstitious about it. Since I've never missed, I am afraid the first time I do will trigger some sort of va-jay-jay voodo that will cause me to have a negative outcome.

Actually I was curious to be weighed on a "doctors" scale. Don't we usually think since we're in a medical office, what ever it reads out must be gospel? I hopped on the scale and thought, well ... still is good, but I was hoping my scale was waaaaaaaay off. When my doctor was going over my chart, she looked at my weight and said "oh Nancy, our scale is wrong ... you have you subtract 3 (yes, she said SUBTRACT THREE) more pounds". In doing that, I realize my scale is correct, AND that I have lost 2 more pounds. This brings my total to 28 pounds.

::: doing the Snoopy happy dance here for a moment :::

Anyway, my post is really for a public service announcement.

Make that annual appointment and celebrate it as you do your birthday. Have cake and ice cream too if that is a motivator to go.

Signed ~
Warm Duck Lips Please

14 comments:

Kevin Charnas said...

Congrats on losing a few more.

And even though I don't need to go and get my woo-ha checked, I have neglected another appointment, and I'm REALLY over-due. thanks for reminding me. :)

Michael said...

If it weren't for a good cause, I'd be responding "TMI"!

Nancy said...

Kevin: Thanks ... and get your butt into the doctors, literately!

Michael: It's such a girl thing ... and yep...a lot of women don't go in on a regular basis ... but we all should.

Gnightgirl said...

Ah, I'm up pretty soon, with a bonus mammogram. Whee.

Great about the 28 pounds. Amazing!

Robin said...

Oh man, you slay me. The combination of that title and the Snoopy happy dance this early in the morning just about did me in!

In all seriousness though, I'm way overdue for my own check. Thanks for the reminder, though I may never look the same way at a speculum again LOL.

Patience said...

Yep, I'm all poked, prodded, felt up, and booby-squashed for the year!

Nancy said...

GnG: Oh yeah, the mamo happens for me every Nov. Glad to hear you are onit =)

Robin:We have to try to find humor in it someway ?!?!?!? lol .. make that appointment =)

Patience: perfect description! Glad you are good for another year.

Lorelai said...

I loved the 'snoopy dance' comment. I always hear happy dance, but I LOVED the reference to snoopy dancing! Priceless!!!

Beth said...

oooh, I am a baaad girl! I haven't been to the dr. in a lonnnng time. I should go.

and congrats on your 28 pounds!!! Woo hoo!!!!

Dixie said...

I do my annual in the same month as my birthday. Kinds of like some sick birthday gift to myself.

Biddy said...

i hate hate hate going for THAT appointment. Although, I can't help but think it's got to be much better than a mamogram. My doc always strikes up a conversation with me while she's down there. Is that supposed to make me feel more comfortable? The worst was when one of the nurses called a couple of her coworkers in to see how adorable my pedicure was...

captain corky said...

Great job on the weight loss! I could use a break form doctors right about now. ;)

Jami said...

Great job on the negative poundage! And I think "Va-jay-jay Voodoo" would be a terrific name for a rock band (all girl, of course!).

Nancy said...

Jami: LOL, I think you are on to something.