MY GREATEST REGRET 😕

Inspired by @ListPrompts
  1. At the OB-GYN
  2. After months and months of almost unbearable ovarian pain,
  3. I was desperate to find someone who could help me.
  4. "I'm in pain all the time," I said.
  5. "Some days it's excruciating. Some days it's just dull and achy.
  6. "I live with a hot pad in my lap. Reclined at lest 36 degrees.
  7. "It hurts to walk.
  8. "It's affecting my quality of life.
  9. "And sex is unbearably painful."
  10. Her response:
  11. WELL. I HAVEN'T HAD SEX IN MONTHS.
  12. ...
  13. ...
  14. I should have stood up. Left the room. Demanded my co-pay back. And complained to the clinic supervisor.
  15. I apologized instead.
  16. Later, this women performed surgery on me.
  17. I LET HER CUT MY BODY OPEN.
  18. She removed three cysts from my ovary.
  19. She left a horrible scar.
  20. (Which I later overheard the OB who did my c-section "repairing" while she closed me up about 10 years later.)
    No lie; she said something like "let's see if I can CLEAN UP THIS MESS left by someone else for her." And she did. Thanks OB who I only met once because I was sure my Baby A was going to flip over. (Spoiler alert: he didn't.)
  21. LESSON LEARNED: even when you're naked on an expert's table, it's still your money and your time.
    Oh, and your body.
  22. If any other service provider treated me this way I would Yelp all over that mf-er.
  23. If I have a bad feeling about any medical professional, I end my appointments quickly and find a new doctor.
  24. ------
  25. Spoiler alert: my pain didn't go away after the surgery.
  26. Silver lining: sex was less painful after the surgery.
  27. Unanswered question: I'll never know if the OB's sex life got any better. 🙀