Friday, May 4, 2012

Friday



This morning, I met my new oncologist for a routine followup. (You may recall, my doctor of 13 years recently left clinical practice for an administrative position.) I took the boys to school, then drove to the medical center. As I sat in the waiting room, my nose started to drip, and I had to search for a tissue. Oh. I'm nervous, I realized. Usually it happens in conversation. Some people blush, my nose drips. Come to think of it, I blush, too.

After the medical assistant took me back to the exam room and weighed me, took my temperature, and worried over my low blood pressure ('It's always like that!' I tried to reassure her), I looked around the room, and noticed my new doctor has a bachelor's degree from Harvard in Comparative Religion. I decided I liked that in an oncologist. She came in a moment later, before I had a chance to peruse the certificates identifying where she went to medical school and did her residency, and as we talked, I realized my nose was no longer dripping.

Wishing you and yours a relaxing weekend.

6 comments:

Emily Vanessa said...

Hope everything is well with you Lecia and I'm glad your new oncologist seems nice. I often get nervous, especially going to the dentist (next appointment on Tuesday - eek!), before I teach a new class or anything medical. Funnily once I'm actually there I'm much more able to relax so it's basically the anticipation. Have a lovely weekend and take care!

Sammi said...

Glad your appointment went well :) and you get on with her. Hopefully your relationship will continue that way

noreen said...

i'm glad it was just a routine visit. doctor's are people first, and it sounds like yours is an interesting person. wonderful!

Lecia said...

Thank you so much, friends. xo

KPiep said...

I know how stressful it has been to find new doctors for me and the girls....and I can't imagine how much worse that was for you given the circumstances. I am glad everything worked out well!

Francesca said...

hugs.