Tree, Acorn, and All That....
(This afternoon, Georgia called me):
Georgia: You never told me that when you get a pap test, they pull something OUT of you!!
TR: They just go in there with a cotton swab, George.
Georgia: Not according to K. She just got back from the doctor, where she was traumatized. They pulled out a hunk of her flesh and then said it wasn't big enough and went back and got another.
TR: They must have been doing a biopsy. Maybe they saw something odd. I mean, no one has ever done that to me.
(The conversation went on for a few more minutes before my daughter cut me off.)
Georgia: Well, I told her I'd asked you if that was normal and call her back.
(I got off the phone wondering if times had changed or if I could have blocked out something like that. A little later, I received an email from George with the transcript of the girls' next conversation):
K: Hey, what are you doing?
Georgia: Just got out of class early, waiting for another one at 2, you?
K: Absolutely nothing. I've been watching t.v all day, How did that conversation go with your mom??
Georgia: She said I need to Google Pap Smear because what you got was NOT a pap smear. She was astounded by the tweezing bit.
K: ewwww! Don't google it! Maybe it was called a culture sample....But I thought everyone did that...OMG if I didn't need that!
Georgia: She said shes never heard of that, and I got second AND third opinions who have never heard of that either. Your doctor is a sadist....
K: I'm so mad..I got molested by my gyno!
Georgia: and tweezed!!
K: Georgia! I don't want to have the same doctor anymore, she didn't even NEED to do that at all!! She just wanted to! She TOLD me that, shes is a FREAK, whyy me?!?!
Georgia: Why did she do it then?....more importantly, why did you LET her?!
K: I told her I didn;t want her to, and she was like, well it wouldnt hurt to just get it examined, and i didnt think that she would TWEEZE me!
Georgia: I think if your gyno gets enjoyment out of your pain and humiliation, its time to try another one on for size.
K: Seriously, and i STILL havent had my period, I have to call her today. Why cant my body be normal so I dont need to keep going back there? It will be my FOURTH time!
Georgia: Well, never is better than every two weeks... unless you're harvesting a fetus...
K:...God I hope thats not whats happening....
Georgia: God me too!
K: You should probably go, every two weeks is just not....right...
G: After your traumas!? No, way, I don't want my vag tweezed