It was not a very successful doctor visit today.
I was concerned about a recurrent lump on my back.
I left the boys with my friend.
My baby came with me.
Upon seeing the doctor...my baby started screaming...and never stopped.
The doctor and I had to talk very loudly to hear each other.
Then my cell phone rang amidst the already awkward situation.
I fumbled through my purse trying to turn it off with a screaming baby in my other arm.
I was then told to set my screaming baby down and take off my shirt.
I was uptight.
I needed a Coke.
The doctor did too...I could tell.
I set my 18 month old SCREAMER down and she started screaming louder.
It was barely tolerable. Nobody was even TOUCHING her. LOOKING at her. NOTHING.
I began to lift my arms up over my head to take off my shirt.
Apparently the doctor was right behind me.
My elbow caught her lip.
I turned around stunned.
She had her head down in pain.
It was bleeding.
"I need to excuse myself," she politely stated.
I kept apologizing.
My baby still screaming.
I don't know if it was the SCREAMING baby, the split lip, or the very rude cell phone ringing.
But she was done.
So was I.
Thank you to doctors for dealing with patients like me.
I am so, so, so SORRY.