Saturday, January 9, 2010

For Women Only-- The Dough Also Rises

So I’ve had a bit of a weird week health-wise and I went to the doctor today to see if we could piece together why I haven’t been feeling like myself. Problem is I’ve been watching too many Medical Mystery-type shows. Our local paper also has one of these weekly in the Health section and I’m captivated by the stories. The common theme is that it takes an awful long time before people find answers to their puzzling medical problems.

So when I started having some vision problems and a lot of brain fog this week, I wanted to be sure I was very specific about my symptoms. Then when I noticed I’d gotten got a little yeasty down there, I knew I should share that, too. I wanted the doc to be fully informed. But how much is too much?

I didn’t want to get caught up in years of misery like the girl in the newspaper who was treated for eczema when she really had a tropical parasite living in her leg (!!) but I didn’t want to over-share either.

For instance, I DID mention that I haven't exercised at all in years. I DID mention the date of my last period. Christmas Eve-- how could I forget all that joy?

I did NOT mention as they took notes and then 3 vials of blood, that I may have become a little too enamored with the fabulous heated seats in my brand new car during this week's cold snap.

I mean, what if having all that heat and yeast together had turned me into some kind of unwitting focaccia bakery?

Was I correct in keeping my mouth shut?

18 comments:

Lori said...

LOLOLOLOL! Oh yeah. Unless you wanted to give your doctor the "story of the week". :) I'm still chuckling.

You're so right though. You never know how much is too much. I tend to just spill all the beans, then the dr. thinks I'm wacko.

Lori
http://whatsafter29.blogspot.com

Madge said...

i always seem to yammer on forever at the doctor and then leave and remember the actual relevant facts i should have told him.

hope you are feeling better soon.

thismamablogs said...

Ha! Wow. I hope your bakery is soon to be closed and that your brain fog clears soon. I think you're okay in having left out your new found love of heated seats. :)

thismamablogs said...

All of you ladies have such nice profile pictures with your comments. I finally figured out how to add a picture to mine...now I'm testing it out.

Christy said...

Oh my god you continue to crack me up. I think you probably told them enough! haha!

Dixiejet said...

You are hilarious !! I'm sure if you told him too much he would let you know...after all,doctors LIVE for times such as these ! lol !!

Addie Parker said...

hahaha! I always wonder how much is too much, too. :)

for a different kind of girl said...

When I go to the doctor, I tend to babble on and on. Plus, sometimes, and for whatever reason, there's a good chance I'll end up in tears. I guess what I'm saying is, I admire your restraint in this matter!

Suzy said...

It's always good to tell the doctor a little more that you are supposed to!

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Kate Coveny Hood said...

I think you got it right Anna. Go with your gut.

texasholly said...

ha. I heart seat warmers...never thought of the downside.

Shawn said...

Yeast! Heat! It sounds like a challenge for House....


Hope you are ok.

Heidi said...

Oh, that's funny!

I hope you're feeling better soon.

Kendall at Finesse Your Nest said...

bahhahahahaha! OMG, you crack me up! I've been using my heated seats alot this last week too! Is that why I've been, well, errrr, itchy?!

Brenda Susan said...

O man, yes, I think you are over-watching those medical shows! Would you really want to be treated by HOUSE? They just guess & do stuff to people just for practice! Ha! Scary!

I love my carseat heater, I call it my "bun-warmer"! Combined with too much yeast & I still truly doubt you would become a walking pastry!!

Dearheart said...

Ha!/ick! I think I'm developing a phobia of seat heaters now. Should I tell my doctor about it??

Masala Chica said...

I am glad you don't give away too much. Let them sleuth it all out like Dr. House. if you make it too easy for them, they get upset.

They need to earn their co-pay.
J/K ;-)

Kiran

Kristin said...

I am MOST addicted to my car's seat heaters and I'm Florida. Pitiful. I think my Dr. wishes I would speak up more. I need a good dose of whatever you've got. Ah ha ha