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but before naptime, an update. i went to the doctor, hoping it would be a walk-in-walk-out kind of situation... of course not. they gave me the full female workup. sigh. i needed it, i had not been in years, but it's not like i wanted or was expecting that. anyways, i suppose it's good because he decided that he needs a whole bunch more tests and tomorrow i have to get a sonogram to see if i have cysts. i have never had one. apparently you have to drink 32oz of water an hour in advance and then somehow manage to hold it. suuuuure. either way, i'm glad hes being cautious, and i'm going to try not to let it worry me by definately going out tonight. which means i need to nap NOW.

i also meant to post about the weird experience i had last night in the harris teeter; i walked up to the checkout with my 3 giant bottles of cranberry juice and i had also found some jiffy pop. so, there are 2 clerks and 2 customers at the counter, all a different race than me. the clerk picks up my jiffy pop and says to the customers, "hey, did youguys know they still made this stuff?" and they proceed to have a conversation about my jiffy pop. without anyone making eye contact with me nor talking to me. i then decided to interject something into the conversation since well, it was esentially my jiffy pop that created this jovial atmosphere, and they all proceeded to ignore me completely. i can only imagine this is what black people felt like (and probably still often feel like) 20 years ago. i guess it just made me think about my own behavior; i doubt i ever ignore someone based on how they look, but it's possible i do. i've often been ignored because i'm a woman; not so often because i'm white. it's part of the privilege that comes along with being white. at any rate, i suppose it's just a reminder to think about how you interact with people and treat them.

ciao bella! oh, and happy birthday, bizarrojack! please don't hate me for putting that up. :)



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Jun. 19th, 2002 01:13 pm (UTC)
Dude, I just hope you don't have a long jostly ride to the doctor's after you've had all the water. I had to have a sonogram ages ago, like when I was 15, to see if there were any weird cysts or anything also (there weren't, thankfully). The water thing is, well, tough. They're very aware of that, though, and so you should be able to go right in and get taken care of. My OB/GYN person has a special day and technician to do sonograms, so those folks don't have to wait in the same kind of lines that the rest of us do.

I hope all is fine! And glad you're feeling better.
Jun. 23rd, 2002 11:33 pm (UTC)
MAN. I can't imagine how humiliated/scared I would have been about the process at 15. Today I'm like, hey, a new thing I haven't done before... I mean, I was a little nervous but nothing like how I would have been at 15!
Jun. 19th, 2002 10:48 pm (UTC)
Oh, and don't get worried if they do find one. I guess it's not too unusual to get them cyclically. I had one that was quite painful (yay drugs!), but it went away and I haven't had a problem since then.
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