this woman definitely has a difficult child

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by I'm going crazy!!!, Dec 7, 2007.

  1. I'm going crazy!!!

    I'm going crazy!!! New Member

    There is not a woman
    alive today who won't crack up over this!

    I was due for an appointment with the gynecologist later in the week.
    Early one morning, I received a call from the doctor's office to tell me
    that I had been rescheduled for that morning at 9:30 am.

    I had only just packed everyone off to work and school, and it was
    already around 8:45 am.

    The trip to his office took about 35 minutes, so I didn't have any time
    to spare.

    As most women do, I like to take a little extra effort over hygiene when
    making such visits, but this time I wasn't going to be able to make the
    full effort.

    So, I rushed upstairs, threw off my pajamas, wet the washcloth that was
    sitting next to the sink, and gave myself a quick k wash in that area to
    make sure I was at least presentable.

    I threw the washcloth in the clothes basket, donned some clothes, hopped
    in the car and raced to my appointment.

    I was in the waiting room for only a few minutes when I was called in.

    Knowing the procedure, as I'm sure you do, I hopped up on the table,
    looked over at the other side of the room and pretended that I was in
    Parisor some other place a million miles away.

    I was a little surprised when the doctor said, 'My, we have made an
    extra effort this morning, haven't we?'

    I didn't respond.

    After the appointment, I heaved a sigh of relief and went home.
    The rest of the day was normal . Some shopping, cleaning, cooking.

    After school when my 6 year old daughter was playing, she called out
    from the bathroom, 'Mommy, where's my washcloth?'

    I told her to get another one from the cupboard.

    She replied, 'No, I need the one that was here by the sink, it had all
    my glitter and sparkles saved inside it.'

    NEVER going back to that doctor ever!!
  2. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    Ew! LOL.
    On a more serious note, (speaking of glitter and metal) my husband has a pt who has an ugly scabbed over section on her back. Turns out she had a tattoo with-a lot of red ink in it, and at some point went in for an MRI and the metals in the ink caught on fire.
    FYI, in case you have any red tattoos...
  3. hearts and roses

    hearts and roses Mind Reader

    :rofl: Cristal, omg - hysterical!

    Terry - I have never heard of tattoos being inflamed by an MRI. Thankfully I think I have a miniscule amount of red in only one of mine!! Yikes!! Who would think??
  4. Fran

    Fran Former desparate mom

    :rofl: What a good idea. LOL.
    I should be setting up an appointment. soon. This sort of "dress up" may be just the thing to meet the new gyne.

    I never heard of tat2's catching fire. Ouch. Is it only red?
  5. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    :rofl: :rofl: OMG my sides hurt!

    Terry that's a good thing to know. Nichole has a red star on her wrist. Is red the only color that does that??
  6. WhymeMom?

    WhymeMom? No real answers to life..

    Great story!!!!! I laughed so hard I comment was classic dry humor.......
  7. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    I think it varies by the tattoo artist. I would ask for ingredients, if possible, any time you get a tattoo. Some of the reds are derived from insects, and some from metals. That's why some people have issues with-MRIs and some do not.

    I would worry more about the mercury in tattoos, frankly (the same thimerasol that was found in some children's vaccines) and allergic skin reactions. It's not like you're going to get an MRI every day.
  8. Star*

    Star* call 911

    We had to check into this because of DF - he is covered with tattoos of all varying colors. All pigment paints contain iron oxide. Every color is susceptable to MRI discomfort.

    DF has had full body MRI's due to spinal surgery and has a lot of ink - so if it were true for everyone - he would have cooked like a hot dog in a steam machine.

    There IS always a chance that the iron oxide in pigment paints can cause tenderness, and itching - only in a handfull of cases burning was present with scabbing over. TerryJ's husbands pt would be in the rare case side of MRI injuries.

    Believe it or not there is also a web site we found while researching this for DF and his MRI - it's I think.
  9. Big Bad Kitty

    Big Bad Kitty lolcat

    I heard that joke before. It is a classic!

    As far as the tats go...don't I have an Elmo the size of my hand...
  10. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    DF has had full body MRI's due to spinal surgery and has a lot of ink - so if it were true for everyone - he would have cooked like a hot dog in a steam machine.

    LOL, LoanRanger! :laugh:

    Kitty, WHERE's Elmo?