On Wednesday morning I had an appointment with my gynecologist for my yearly checkup. I was actually anxious to know if 1. I was pregnant and 2. If I had contracted any stids. I wasn’t worried about any of that until I talked to Kendra. She has a way of making you think the worst about your situation.
“Have you gotten your period?” she asked me on Tuesday night.
“Kendra, I haven’t gotten my period in a year,” I rolled my eyes. She knows that.
“First of all, I don’t think that’s normal. Ask your doctor about that tomorrow,” she said.
I rolled my eyes again.
“Second of all, if you don’t get a period, how do you know if you’re pregnant or not? Isn’t that scary?”
I actually haven’t had a pregnancy scare since going on birth control so I didn’t really have an answer to that. I guess I rely on the 99.9% effectiveness.
My gyno, Dr. Stringer, is a lanky flamboyant man who I would think is gay if he didn’t have photos of his wife and all his kids all over his office. After the nurse drew blood, I got naked and put on a hospital gown and waited for him in the examining room.
“Reese, darling,” he said, knocking on the door. He walked in with the nurse following him. “I was wondering when I would see you again. How have you been?”
See? What straight man says “darling?”
“I’ve been great. Thanks for seeing me on such short notice,” I said. Usually Dr. Stringer books appointments weeks and weeks out. Luckily since I’m a VIP patient (lol), I was able to get an appointment within a week.
“Anything for you! Are we just doing your routine yearly checkup today?” he asked.
“Yes. And a pregnancy test,” I replied.
“Of course. Do you have concerns that you may be pregnant?” Dr. Stringer looked at me over the top of his glasses.
“No, I just figure we may as well make sure while I’m here.”
“Very well then.” He put his clipboard down then popped on a pair of latex gloves. “Lay back and spread them!”
The actual examine didn’t take long, but Dr. Stringer talked to me the whole time and made candid comments about my vagina which was really odd. He finally said he was all done and that he and the nurse would be back with some results in a few minutes.
While I was getting dressed, I started to seriously think about what I would do if I was pregnant. I feel like I know Brady pretty well, but not enough to have a baby with him. We would probably have to get married or at least engaged. I don’t think I’m ready for that kind of commitment. But on the bright side, at least he already owns an amazing condo and clearly has money to support his family. We would just have to evict Chris and turn his bedroom into a chic Pinterest-worthy nursery and hire a full time nanny/servant.
By the time Dr. Stringer returned I was convinced that I was pregnant and trying to figure out how I was going to break the news to my parents. They only just found out about Brady.
“All right, Miss Reese,” Dr. Stringer said sitting on the stool in front of me. “I have bad news and I have good news.”
My heart began racing. Bad news and good news? Bad: I was pregnant, good: I didn’t have the clap? Or the other way around?
“The bad news is… You’re not pregnant. The good news is… You’re not pregnant!” Dr. Stringer exclaimed. It took me a moment to process what he said.
“Dr. Stringer!” I groaned. “Don’t freak me out like that!”
He chuckled. “All of your tests came back negative with the exception of a couple that will take a few days to process. If you don’t hear from us within a week then everything is good.”
So there went my dreams of a fabulous nursery with a chandelier imported from Spain. Oh well. I’ve been drinking and smoking so it’s probably for the best.
After I left the doctor, I celebrated by getting froyo (with gummy bears and sprinkles #yolo) then going to the office. To be honest, I haven’t done much work at all the past week or so, so I figured I should probably get at least something done.
Except I spent the day avoiding Whitney’s emails and pinning pumpkin recipes. After work, I stopped by the boutique Preston works in to pick up a few items. Preston basically had me try on everything in the store until we decided on a dress, a sheer top, and a pair of leather leggings.
After that I met Kendra for sushi. I was so excited to tell her that I’m not pregnant AND I don’t have STDs.
“So hopefully this is a lesson learned,” she said smugly after I shared the news.
“Well now that we are both STD free, I think we can continue what we were doing,” I said.
“Why would you do that? He could be doing the same thing with ten other women,” Kendra said, looking appalled.
“No he couldn’t. He’s not some player, Kendra. He’s my boyfriend.”
“Okay well do what you want. I’ve given up trying to give you advice. You always do whatever the fuck you want anyway.”
So that was the end of that. I love Kendra to death, but she’s just so judgmental. She always has to object to every single thing I do. She doesn’t understand that everyone’s life isn’t exactly like hers. It’s her way or you’re wrong/stupid. It’s draining. Additionally, how can she lecture me on something she and John do and have done for years? And by the way, I can’t believe we’re arguing about condoms. Ugh.
I went to Brady’s after sushi and immediately ran into Chris. I haven’t seen him since he walked in on me and Brady having sex and I was actually really not embarrassed. Oh well if he might’ve gotten a peek at my goodies. At least he got a nice show.