Thursday, August 25, 2011

This is why I usually dont listen to people....

Today I had the most perfect waste of an hour and $15 because my friends were all, "You should go to Planned Parenthood so can get vitamins and they will tell you stuff."
Seemed like a good idea. Get some vitamins that Im sure would cost a fortune if I tried to go into a doctors office without insurance. Maybe get a due date or some sort of blood test to make sure Im not really carrying some sort of half breed alien monster from space. (I dont even go to the doctor for yearly physicals. I watch TV. On TV if you give a doctor 15 minutes he tells you that your going to die of super black death ice cream cancer then 10 minutes later hes cured you! So dont judge!)

So I went to Planned Parenthood, paid $15, filled out some paperwork, and peed in a cup, then waited a bit. When they called me in the woman asked me to sit down and said, "Your pregnant."
I looked at her and said, "Yeah, I know."
She looked down at the chart and looked back at me and said, "Oh, well you should start looking for a regular doctor."
"Thats the problem. My insurance doesnt work until October so I was hoping to get all that pregnancy stuff you need done here until then."
"We dont do that."
"You dont?"
"No. I would give you the forms to get state care but Im pretty sure you wont qualify."
"Your right, I wont. Sooooo.... can I get these pill thingies people keep telling me I should be taking here?"
"No. You can get them at any pharmacy in the vitamins section."
"Ok, well is there any way of knowing how far along I am?"
"When was your last period?"
"July 10th-ish"
The lady spins a little paper dial, "Im guessing about 6 weeks."
"Yeah I was guessing that too..."

Annnd that was it.
Such a disappointment.

1 comment:

  1. How...what...zomg...

    Suddenly I'm seeing all these posts from you on a blog I didn't even know I had linked! But I guess this is an older blog that I linked to aeons ago, that you've started to post to...

    So, umm, some news there, wot? And I'm catching up all of a sudden. Why did all these older posts just appear now? Congratulations! Unfortunately, I guess you live in one of those states where the evil scumbag politicians have done their damnedest to defund Planned Parenthood and strip it of any funds for assisting women with health issues. There are probably other groups that WILL help...heh, see if there's a local Catholic Social Services, then bask in the irony of getting prenatal aid from them.

    I noticed that you've been back on CW. Fow the longest time I would check in there to see your final images from last year, and relish in the memories of that day. Hearing the song "Art Czars" by Japandroids for the first time as I pulled up at home from a long night at work. Dealing with a hand swollen like a balloon from an attack by a feral cat that I had trapped and was trying to take to get spayed. Missing out on meeting TWO different groups of friends. Being invited to the house of another friend and his wife, hanging out, and having dinner with them at 11:00 at night.

    And pictures! And then all this news! It's a bit much to take in all at once. Anyhoo, nice to see you again, and good to see you posting again!