Annual plumbing visit

Does everyone visit their gynaecologist once a year to have the obligatory pap smears done like good girls?

That was the great part about being pregnant, you get to dodge that THING they do the smear with – I get the holy grilllls straight to my toes.  And don’t get me started on having my boobs prodded by a guy I PAY to do it. 

Well worth it though – well, at least half of the R831 I had to fork out.  That’s daylight robbery, I wasn’t even in there for 30 minutes!  I had to rush off afterwards, but I actually caught myself thinking “well, I’m sitting here, I know how expensive this is going to be, I might as well get the most out of it”. 

As I was lying on the table I was thinking “why, oh why, do people choose that as a career.  I don’t get it”

As I was getting dressed “I wonder if some women take like ages to get dressed afterwards?”  and then “Thank God he didn’t make me get on the scale”  “Should I get on the scale?  Fark no, that’ll just piss me off for the rest of the day”  And so on and so forth.

Shame, he is a nice man and he took really good care of me through 2 pregnancies and I’m glad I went.  He is the only person I can really ask those intimate questions.  Because I pay him to listen 🙂

7 thoughts on “Annual plumbing visit”

  1. I make a habit of going every year – which reminds me… I phoned the first week of Feb to make my annual appointment, and managed to get the first one available – 22nd April. I called back 2 days later to mention that it was the proposed election date, but they said they’d phone me if the appointment was to be cancelled. I forgot about it, so I’d better phone and see if I must wait another 2 months.

  2. For that price he should offer you some Champagne and rub your shoulders too! 🙂 My gynae runs me R600 out of pocket each time and I hate going but its the best thing to do. As Minkie says:

  3. Its the right thing to do so I go. I prefer going to a female gynae, but it is still not a nice experience

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