Thursday, September 17, 2009

I no say confirmed!

Today I found out someone in our office has swine flu and oh yeah, Potter and I are expecting our first baby. This was shocking news and somewhat hard to understand. Not the whole birds and the bees part, I got that, I am talking about the actual doctor telling me. When you go to the doctor, they put you in the lobby to wait, from the lobby you go to the lab to wait, from the lab you go to a tiny room to wait. While all of this waiting is going on, I was thinking, what’s taking so long? Do people still get scurvy? I must have scurvy and they are trying to figure out a way to break it to me gently. 
30 minutes later a nice Asian nurse came in and said, “Here is packet for confirm pregnancy, Dr. will be in minute” and slammed the door. Time stood still. She came back in and said, “Have questions?” I looked at her and said, “Umm no, I’m good. Oh wait, I do have one quickie, what’d ya’ have for lunch, just curious.... The nurse started to say salad when I cut her off. “Yes, I have questions, like what the hell are you talking about? Confirmed what? Are you saying one of the tests you did is confirmed, so I am pregnant?”  No, she babbles in broken english. I no say confirmed. Yes, I said, you just said “confirmed”. No she starts again, “I no say confirmed, Dr. do exam. Have great day!”  And the door shuts with a thud. The Dr. comes in 15 minutes later fresh from his golf game. He has a big smile on his face and out the door he yells, “Nurse Yin, is her pregnancy 100% accurate? And the nice Asian nurse yells angrily back, “I told confirmed!” Turns out I was 6 1/2 weeks along with a due date of May 8th.

1 comment:

Christy said...

Ok- at the time I'm sure this felt like the worst possible way to stumble into parenthood.... just terrible bedside manner, etc, etc. But come ON-- what a HILARIOUS sequence of events! Just too freakin' funny. Thanks for sharing :)