Tuesday, January 12, 2010

The Focused Dermatologist

Yesterday I went to the dermatologist. I chose this dermatologist because his office is close to my house, he takes my insurance and he had appointments available before next year.

I needed to two moles removed close to my shoulder at the base of my neck. The nurse came in and set me up with a lovely bib. Then the doctor came in. He got all comfy on his stool and got to work. Then he started talking. But he wasn't talking to me. (Not that I was in the mood for conversation.) He asked the nurse to phone in a prescription to the pharmacy for his wife. He gave the details of the prescription and then talked a little about her cold sores. Nice to know that he was focusing on his work, which at that moment was me.

Today I have a band aid on my neck. I'm a little embarrassed to go in public. I wonder how many people will giggle when they see me. Heck, if I saw a lady my age who looked like she was trying to cover up hickeys, I would giggle too!

17 comments:

Elizabeth said...

LOL.
Last year I burned my neck with my curling iron and a friend actually asked me if the mark was a hickey....yikes! I felt remakably annoyed, actually...
Hope you get through the day with no embarrasment:)
So much for "bedside manner" in our physicians, huh?

Lynn said...

That sounds a little traumatic. I hope it heals quickly, Cookie!

Karen said...

It's nice to know that I'm not the only one who lives a life that's stranger than fiction. That doctor visit sounds like something that would happen to me, only I probably would have interjected myself into the conversation. You must be so happy to know that your dermatologist's wife has cold sores. What could be better than a doctor who provides you with blog material?

Fire Hunt said...

You always make me lol. Thank you.

Talon said...

Heal quickly, Cookie! For the doctor it's so routine he doesn't even have to keep his whole mind on the job at hand. Sorta comforting in a weird way.

I'm laughing at the hickey image. You know that teens would be going, "EWWWWWW!" at the very idea of someone your age having her neck nibbled - lol!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Ha----that should be something you are PROUD of, Cookie.... Make those other women jealous!!!! ha ha

Hugs,
Betsy

Alix said...

Nah, don't sweat it. Anyone who remembers what a hickey is will not believe you're actually young enough to have one.

You're welcome. {wink}

Joyce-Anne said...

Hmm, a hickey. What would your husband say? lol

Anil P said...

Hopefully after years of practice doctor's hands get a brain of their own, moving to their own, careful rhythm.

But it can be unerving at first to see such multi-tasking doctors.

Fishsticks and Fireflies said...

I wonder if his wife is aware that he has broken the code of 'doctor/patient confidentiality'? In this day and age, I would be more likely to assume that you were covering up a tattoo as oppossed to a hickey!

Lu's Place said...

At my age it it assumed it is skin cancer so people go awww and assume the worst. It they thought a hickey that would be cool!!! lol

Mama Zen said...

Just what you wanted to hear, huh?

girlytwins said...

Haha, so funny. Did you just want them removed or did you need them removed? I have a few I would like taken off but I am scared. LOL

Blue Bunny said...

oh my goodniss, docters jist iz not whoo they used to bee wit mannirs.

hmmpf.

Michelle said...

Nice. Here's hoping you can find a more receptive doctor next time (ok, really here's hoping there's no next time!). At least it's cold enough to pull out those turtle necks ;)

LL Cool Joe said...

I've had a couple of moles removed from my neck too. I was hoping that people would assume I had hickeys on my neck. It would be like saying 'See even an old fart like me is fancied by someone.'

Momisodes said...

Aw, I would totally high 5 you ;)

Hope you heal quickly.