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Nov 12, 2015 4:31 PM

Okay, so I normally don't say this aloud, but since I have switched over to this new gyn, I have not had even one freak out at the docs office since late June. Not one time, and with me being an assault survivor, that is an absolute bloody miracle. It used to be bad enough at one point, that I would not go into the back office by myself at all. Since I've switched, I can go willingly in the office and tolerate just about everything they throw at me(key word is just about). I still will not go in there without another person for moral support for my annual exam((tmi, I know). It's amazing. I think it has taken 2 things for me. The first being a lot of courage, and the second being somebody that makes you feel safe. And no, I have not had a nightmare either since that time. Sorry, just needed to get that off my chest and say that I'm really proud of myself right now.

Nov 12, 2015 5:18 PM

That's awesome.. I'm proud of you and I'm excited for you. Softly jumping up and down ( a fibro jump
Lol)

Nov 12, 2015 7:50 PM

Amanda that's great! If you aren't comfortable it's hard to go anyway. I'm so glad this is working out for you. 🙏🌼

Nov 12, 2015 8:05 PM

Flappys, I'm pretty sure he sensed my anxiety about it, even though I didn't directly come out and say it. The only reason I didn't say it was because that one of my friends advised me that I shouldn't say anything about it. Frankly, I do regret not saying anything, but what's done is done. I have requested 2 things. 1. That he lay me flat as much as possible and 2. That he doesn't try to talk me through stuff. That completely ruins any relaxation I had going on and also spikes my blood pressure. So far, so good on both. And also, if I can't see or hear what's going on, the better.

Nov 12, 2015 8:11 PM

I understand that. I always tell the lab tech to not say "there's going to be a stick," and just do it. I hate shots & needles of any kind!

Nov 12, 2015 8:17 PM

I totally understand. I always tell him, "don't tell me, just go for it, but don't hurt me in the process." I also hate needles as well, but when I had surgery, they were getting ready to start the IV with Lidocaine. I'm like, "I really don't need it. It's just going to hurt worse." So they didn't even use it.

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