Wednesday, October 21, 2009


I think one of the ramifications of me being home for one week is the strong desire to decorate for Christmas! It doesn't help that I have been doing all my shopping early, wrapping the presents as they arrive in the mail and working on Christmas cards.

Is October too early to get out the tree???

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Pain Scales

Sorry for another medical posting but this one is kind of funny. I want to petition for a nationally recognized pain scale and here is my story of why.

I call the nurse on Tuesday to tell her I am having contractions and she tells me to rate my pain on the 1-10 scale. So I say to her, "Well I know labor is going to be 10 times worse than this, but based on the pain I have experienced so far I would rate this at a 7"

I get to to labor and delivery at the hospital and they ask me to rate my pain. The nurse says, "On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being surgery with no anesthisia". "Well with that kind of scale I would have to say a 1!" Surgery with no anesthisia are you kidding me.

Next day I go see my Dr. who asks me again to rate my pain on a scale of 1-10. "Well I said, I would say a 2. Mostly just bad cramps with an occasional doubling over to hold my stomach". "That doubling over is a 10!" says my Dr.

Seriously...the pain scale is ALL messed up!!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

To the OBGYN who does not know me

Dear Dr. I have never met,

I understand that you do not know me. I understand that I am sitting in your office with a wedding ring on my finger but no husband beside me. But please, can you assume that I am happily married? Your questions about my sex life insinuating that I am sleeping around is just offensive! Like an 8 month pregnant lady, dressed in her work clothes has a second job on a street corner somewhere.

Now I am sure you see all kinds of women who have apparently jaded you to be the way you are. But seriously, there are nice girls out there!! Find some joy in having one in your office!

Until you learn to re-phrase your offensive question, the answer is yes. Yes, I am only sleeping with one man. To expound on your question, the answer is yes. Yes, I only plan on ever sleeping with one man. Put that in my chart for next time.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

A good marriage

Today was a huge blessing at church. An older couple came and were guest speakers in our Sunday school class and I instantly fell in love with them! They did such a great job sharing some of the ups and downs they have encountered over the last 35 years of their marriage and parenting, yet when asked to rate their marriage the wife resoundly said "It's a 10 and getting better"! How can you not look up to a couple who has a marriage like that?