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Nobody wears a white coat any more...
...a tribute to becoming a doctor.
Today, in images.
Saw a 14-year-old girl today in the practise. She had sex last year and Mom wants her to go in for a pap (a good idea). Poor child, she was scared stiff. I don't blame her. But Dr. B was super nice, did everything she could to make it easy on the girl. And she made it through with minimal pain and torture - even smiled. It was a heck of a job. So was trying to makes sure that she understood the vital importance of either abstaining or using birth control to her having a life from now on. At least her mom's good about it, not like the psychotic women who think that if they tell their daughters not to have sex they won't.

I did two paps (on grown women, not the little girl) today. Dr. B watched, and backed me up on the bimanual exams. First one was rough. She was so patient with me, though, and so understanding. Second pap went very nicely, except she's a neurotic weasel of a woman who was on birth control pills and didn't tolerate them (they made her nauseated) so she didn't bother telling the doctor, just quit taking them. No wonder she got pregnant.

Also tried a venipuncture. Note operative word tried. Went through the vein. Whoops. Thanks to my patient for being, well, patient. Nurse did it right on the other arm.

Went to Suncoast to spend the $45 gift certificate we got for ordering Vision of Escaflowne on a triple-points weekend. Notably, we only bought 1 Anime DVD of the three we got (I passed on Utena, but only because it was the second volume and $40.), so I now own the first volume of Oh My Goddess. Also bought Sound of Music and Moulin Rouge (Angel's been itching for it), but managed to pass on Strictly Ballroom (Mandy, I miss you sometimes).
And now watching Chobits. Chii! It has been decided that we will buy the Chobits DVD's as well, as Angel is enthralled with Sumomo Yay for Chobits.

Oh, and one more thing. For rabever:
Happy Birthday, Mom!

now feeling:: happy happy

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beautiful_sound From: beautiful_sound Date: June 17th, 2003 08:52 pm (UTC) (etched in stone)
damn! a 14 year old girl!? When I was 14, sex wasn't even IN my vocabulary. And I just had my first pap in February and I'm 20 and still a virgin.

Oh, and this is the part where I give you an evil glare because I hated the gyno and everything to do with it...so *evil glare*
fyrfitrmedic From: fyrfitrmedic Date: June 17th, 2003 08:58 pm (UTC) (etched in stone)
I know one of those 'psychotic women'. To make a long story short, I wound up having part of 'the talk' with her daughter because she bollixed it up herself so badly.

Of course, the whole thing was a sort of karmic payback, given my own behaviors at that age.
iamnight From: iamnight Date: June 18th, 2003 05:53 am (UTC) (etched in stone)
That is practically unheard of with the daughter; how much worse is the situation for other girls far and wide? Aaaach. It's good to hear of parents accepting that something has happened, doing their best to make it less painful, and moving on. The yelling and torturing thing is not something I'm much a fan of. At all.

It's interesting reading this as someday I still hope to go to med school. It's what I wanted to do through much of undergrad - but I was too lazy. I applied to law school because I couldn't bring myself to meet all the requirements for med school. Someday I'll go back though, and as such it's interesting to read these things... also, a little, to imagine who I'll be then.
quinby From: quinby Date: June 18th, 2003 07:28 am (UTC) (etched in stone)


Ironic, my mother would probably swear that I'm not a virgin even though I am. She's not that psycotic over that so-called fact, but more from the fact that she thinks I wanted birth control for that. (I was on it for a while, but it didn't do squat for regularity.) Had a pap last summer, too cause my mom told me to... bleh. That hurt a leeetle bit too much. Anyway! Way too much info for you. Love you, and I know you're doing wonderful :) (hugehugglesnugs) By the way... still didn't type that up last night. :/ I'll get to it, I promise...
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