Thursday, November 20, 2008

Don't You Hate It When...

Don't you hate it when you wait in the doctors office for 40 minutes before you even get to go back to "the room"?

Don't you hate it when you have to give pee samples?

Don't you hate it when the nurse comes into the room and informs you that they aren't able to take care of the semi-permanent procedure you were hoping for today because you are...





...wait for it...




*PREGNANT*?!

I guarantee there was a serious deer in the headlight look radiating from my face. After picking my jaw up off the floor and poking my eyes back into their sockets I asked the nurse what any mother who is only 7 1/2 weeks removed from giving birth would, "What? ARE YOU SURE?"


Then my mind gets to work. "Will you please check again, because there was already a 'sample' in the door when I opened it, so I took mine back out and wrote my name in BIG letters. Can you please check and make sure you didn't mix them up?"

The nurse says she'll check again and leaves me alone with my thoughts, my eyes welling with tears, my mind in shock.
"Babies are a blessing. I JUST HAD A BABY. My pregnancies are not very forgiving. Newborns are a lot of work, pregnancy is a lot of work. How am I going to do this? Jeremy is going to totally freak out. I'm going to totally freak out!! At least they'll be close. Hey, I'll be done having kids by the time I'm 30. Please let that test be from the wrong sample."

The nurse comes back in and apologizes about 30 times, and I can't keep from cracking up laughing. Mix-ups. Don't you hate it when that happens?

40 comments:

Kate said...

oh my goodness! I would totally have thrown up everywhere I would have been so freaked out. That is nuts! :)
Glad they figured it all out though!

Shannon said...

I'm with Kate. It makes me sick just thinking about it. In fact I have to go to the bathroom right now...

Dandee said...

I would have died. Right there. Dead.

Amy said...

HOLY COW! My mind was spinning just reading that! Didn't she just HAVE a baby??? At least you had enough composure to ask her to recheck! Oh man, I would have BAWLED!

PRP said...

SHOOT. ME. DEAD.

I probably would have been so freaked that it wouldn't have even occurred to me to ask them to double check.

So, so glad they were wrong!

Kris said...

I cannot believe this. So SHOCKING. I'm so glad that it was a mix-up. I agree with PRP, I wouldn't have thought to have them double check. This story made for a great post though! :)

Brigette-boo said...

OH MY GOSH!! you wrote that so well I would have flipped out!

goddessdivine said...

Oh. My. Gosh. Like you needed a scare like that. Could you imagine if you didn't force her to double check?

That nurse should be fired....or go through training again.

polka dots said...

holy cow heather! that's all I can say.

Megan said...

OH MY!!!! Just reading it, I felt kinda sick for you....i can only imagine. so glad it it all worked out

taturner said...

It's good she got it straight. You may have had a cow, let alone a baby!

Eliza said...

Glad you had the smarts to ask her to recheck...some times things are just a miscommunication...glad this was just that!

tharker said...

I think I just stopped breathing for a second there! I can only imagine the look on your face.

LEISHMAN'S said...

That is Hilarious!!!! Although I don't think I would be to happy if I got prego that soon either...I would probably be bawling.

The Donald said...

Holy crap!!!

Just reading this made my heart skip a beat thinking about being in that position.

Wow. That is all I can say. Wow.

Kristy said...

WOW! I'm glad you kept your head long enough to ask her to re-test you. Those would have been some close babies.

Sarah said...

My heart seriously sped up to super speed while reading this. Way to keep your head on straight and ask for them to check again. I would have been freaking out!

rip said...

Wow! Shocking!
I'm sure the nurse felt bad. I am glad you were able to laugh about it. This is one dr. appt. you won't forget anytime soon!

Sara said...

Oh my Gosh, I was having a moment of disbelief right with you. I am so glad all was well.

Nancy Face said...

OH. MY. GOODNESS. GRIEFUS! :0

debsters said...

This is the most amuzed I have ever been. I can't believe it. Poor nurse!!!!!!!!!!
Poor you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A huge blessing, yes. But, that's close. They'd be in the same grade, right??

Heather said...

Oh, debster I didn't even get that far into the thought process. BUT yeah, they would be. How's that for awkward? "Yeah this is my sister, but we're not twins."

Janna G said...

I am with the others who would not thought to ask for a recheck, I would have passed out from shock.

Stephanette said...

I'm just speechless to be quite honest. I can't even imagine right now.

I'm glad you were thinking clearly enough to have her double check.

Kris said...

Heather, I loved this post. I had to read it to my sister over the phone. Your comment about them being in the same grade is hilarious. Thanks for keeping a smile on my face. Will I see you tonight?

Brian & Audrey Victor said...

I love it! BTW could you email me your address, I'd love to send you a Christmas card audreylovesbrian@yahoo.com

Jackie B. said...

WOW! LOL. Yeah i would have freaked out too!

Brenda said...

That is just crazy! I wondered what happened to the owner of the other cup? I bet she has a story to tell!

N.F. said...

OH. MY. GOSH.

I know I'm new to your blog, but as I was reading your post I thought, "Wait. I thought she just had a baby recently." Weird doesn't even cover it.

Jodi said...

OH MY GOSH!!! I can't believe that! I would have freaked too. That's crazy! What would have happened if you didn't ask them to double check?

KIMBO said...

hey i could have teased you then for pulling a me. well kinda i had two and half months a least between mine

Vern said...

Your nurse owes Jeremy a vasectomy. For free.

Chell said...

Oh my word!!! I cannot believe that they could have made a mixup like that!!! I wish I could have seen your face!! :)

Lauren said...

Oh.
My.
Freakin'.
Gosh.

Shut. Up!

I would have died.

Andre said...

That is toooooooo funny!! Really, babies are a blessing. Your sanity, who needs that?

JustRandi said...

Oh. My. Gosh.
Oh Heather, I hope it didn't take 10 years off your life. I would have hyperventilated and passed out before she got back.

ashley said...

We read this post out loud last night at the Henrys. We were rolling! I'm glad to hear your not preggars, but it sounds like you were too! So funny Heather, so funny.

Rachie said...

AAACK!!!! I would have started crying. I would have been so unbelievably freaked out I wouldn't have even had the sense to ask her to recheck. Very good thinking on your part. :) And congratulations on not being pregnant!

Brigette-boo said...

HAPPY THANKSGIVING

Tara said...

I don't know what i would have done...Actually I think I would've passed out ...good thinking on the double check.
I also don't think that I would have laughed at the mix up, but I guess in that situation it was the only thing that you could do.