16 October 2007

I'm not taking the drugs

I love my gynie doc. She is one of those women that you just KNOW were the smartest girl in every class she ever took, but not in an annoying way. In an "I'm so damn smart I can't help it" way.

She has cute blonde curls and always changes the subject right before she is about to insert fingers where fingers don't normally belong. "Hey look over there? Is that a condor?" "No, it is your latexed fingers AGAIN! Every year we go through this." And yet I forgive her. She wants the best for me.

We had a brief, intense conversation about what a shit year it has been for me. Breakup, death, death, stroke. She was honestly moved. Spilled her guts about how hard losing her dad was.

I cried. She checked on my depression level. I denied everything.

"If it gets really bad, call me - I can get you the meds," she said.

I asked her for a referral to a general practitioner.

"I can take care of you," she said. "You're really healthy and most anything that comes up, I can help you with."

Of the two offers, the second was the one that made me feel more comforted and whole. She can take care of me. She knows me. That is something that actually makes me feel better.

15 comments:

Blog Antagonist said...

SIGH. I wish I could find a girly doc like that. I haven't been in years because the last one I truly liked was the one that delivered Diminutive One nine years ago. I know. Shame on me.

Nancy said...

Oh, you make me miss my old OB/GYN. While I really like the one who delivered my girls, he's a dude -- so he doesn't GET the female emotional stuff quite in the same way.

PunditMom said...

I have a great gyn, but yours sounds miraculous. We all need someone to tell us those words. Sometimes they mean even more when they come from an unexpected source.

super des said...

keep her.

marian said...

That's a lovely thing to say, "I can take care of you." The thing with the drugs is that if you go on them, eventually you have to get off them.... and where's the exit strategy? Glad you're okay without.

suchsimplepleasures said...

i have a doc like that, too. it's comforting. i probably should pay her a visit...it's been too long...way too long!!!
feel good!

Meaghan C. said...

I'm glad she's there. You deserve to have someone take care of you without you having to think about it.

Suzanne said...

I used to have a gynie who listened. Then she disappeared. I envy you that one luxury that shouldn't be.

Lela said...

I'm jealous. I want your doctor. I haven't been since Slobber was born almost five years ago.

MsLittlePea said...

"I can take care of you." Those are 6 words I love to hear. Of course you felt better.


(I love my OB/GYN too.)

BOSSY said...

And this person, what - walked off of The Waltons stage set? Stick with her, for sure.

meno said...

I know. My lady doctor is a woman. I just can't see having a man with his head in my snatch unless i get dinner first.

It's comforting to know that she can help you.

Schmutzie said...

Your gyno sounds amazing. Don't give her up. Hell, I think I'd go on the meds just to keep her. What a sweetheart.

Whimspiration said...

Beautiful. So glad you found a good doc. Keep her close, they aren't easy to find.

Chantel said...

My doc was good like that. Always gave me xanax for my flights. But then this whole back problem thing started and the drugs she was giving me piled up. Unfortunately I had to let her go but sometimes a change will do you good.

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