totally awkward tuesday, take 1.

June 16, 2009 in totally awkward tuesday

I’m participating in Tova’s Totally Awkward Tuesday! Read about the theme and play along at her blog!

So here’s my most recent awkward story.

So yesterday I was in the ER (click here to read about that) at a local hospital. When the nurse brought BF and I to my room, she asked me to please go get a urine sample. Not a big deal, right? Well, I should preface this by telling you that I have some other health issues. For the last two years they have been trying to figure out what is causing me to have sever stomach pain. It seems like every time I eat (like eat anything) it makes me feel like I am going to throw up. Gross, I know, right?

So anyways, I also happen to be at that age where if I feel sick, someone around me asks “Are you pregnant??” and I always so NO WAY! Deep down I know that I am not pregnant. I take my pill everyday at the same time and I just know that it is my stomach acting up (because it can). It’s something about a female in her twenties that signals to other people “Extremely Fertile” and makes them want to bug you about it. So, even though I’m just know that I’m not, I will take a test anyways (people get into my brain and plant bad thoughts! LOL).

Well, I’ve had some more stomach issues and the new hire that I am training planted that thought in my head. I brushed it off and told him to stop picking on me, and tried to play it off like I didn’t care that he was picking on me. But yesterday when I had to pee in that cup, I started to think “uh oh.”

My dad was on his way to meet BF and I at the ER and the last thing I need is to find out “surprise!” in front of my dad. It would be enough for BF and I to handle and have to digest without Dad being around for it. Totally, completely… awkward. Well after they ran a lot of tests on me, the nurse came back into the room. I was laying in the bed, my dad was sitting down and BF was standing up next to me. The nurse says “Well we didn’t find anything on the EKG, your blood work is fine, and you’re not pregnant.” Just like that. So nonchalant.

No one budged. I hated the nurse at that moment for even bringing it up. I wasn’t there for a pregnancy scare or anything. Do they test for it? Sure, but no need to bring it up like I was concerned.

So this is my totally awkward tuesday, first edition. Enjoy my awkwardness… at least someone should.

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Tova Darling June 16, 2009 at 3:43 pm

Oh man, nothing like having your dad hear something like that. Boo!

Thanks for participating!


FRANNIE June 16, 2009 at 4:03 pm

Oh if the bed could have swallowed you up at that moment I'm sure you would have let it.


Jessi June 16, 2009 at 4:26 pm

Awkward!! Have you ever been tested for Crohn's disease? My mom has it, and it took awhile for them to figure it out… Hope everything is okay!

Arrived at your blog via Tova 🙂

Cheers ~ J


ashley-cita June 16, 2009 at 4:45 pm

Oooooh! I love the new look!
Poor you at the hospital. As if just being there wasn't bad enough, right?


Stephanie June 16, 2009 at 11:07 pm

Rachel- how awkward! I would have been a stammering mess 🙂
Love love your blog- got to it from Tova's.


hustler June 17, 2009 at 7:20 am

oh man, that IS awkward! How could the nurse not know to just leave that part out or wait until you're alone?! I bet no one made eye contact for a while!


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