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small rant

So i had my first visit to a new diabetes centre yesterday.  Everything was going fine as went through the usual weigh-in, pee sample and blood taking.  It was while i was waiting to see the consultant that I realised there were advice posters for pregnancy everywhere. During the consultation we were going through the list of my meds and I was asked if my pill (mercilon) was for contraceptive purposes - i answered "definitely"  The Dr asked if i planned on having kids and when i said never seemed to be fine with it.  At that point he got called out of the room for a few minutes and i got an interrogation from the nurse - "what never?/you're young, you'll change ypur mind..etc" she just could not seem to accept that I had decided to never have kids. Arrgh! Luckily the Dr made it back before I had to choke her to shut her up....Still, I can't help wondering when this is going to be brought up again.

 


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misti_k
Feb. 18th, 2009 04:56 pm (UTC)
I am so tired of being belittled by medical professionals for life choices that actually *HELP* my body deal with diabetes BETTER.

Sorry you dealt with that.
snarky__cat
Feb. 18th, 2009 08:29 pm (UTC)
Ugh. Some people just don't get it. No means NO motherfuckers!!
laurastarlight
Feb. 18th, 2009 11:49 pm (UTC)
I'm encouraged that the actual consultant seems to be fine with it. Hopefully I'll have a different nurse next time. But yeah, I was thinking i'm nearly 30, I know what I want for my body.
dubbage42
Feb. 19th, 2009 02:34 am (UTC)
If she comes on strong like that again, perhaps you can (quietly) mention it to the actual doc.

Good luck!

deb
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