All You Need is Love…

…and an OB/GYN, according to what “They” say.

Whoever the heck “They” are. “They” say that I should go visit the gynecologist before I get married–I say “Hogwash!“, but for some reason “They” have more seniority. I guess “They” have been around a lot longer than I have. After all, I am only 20 (but I’ll be 21 by the time I get married, which makes me feel better about myself…).

They’re going to do WHAT????

When I called to make my appointment, the receptionist gave me a list of things to remember [come early, bring insurance card, etc.], and when she asked if I had any questions, I kind of had a nervous breakdown:

Me: Well, I have been dreading this day all my life, really. I mean, I have heard horror stories about this visit. I just know it is going to hurt, and I can’t even imagine how beyond awkward I am going to feel.

She: Oh, it’s not that bad.

Me: (With the vulnerability of a 5 year-old on his first day of Kindergarten) I know. The thing is, though… I am really scared.

She: (Pregnant pause [no doubt while she contemplated the lameness of some people in the world]) Would you like me to leave a note on your file for her (the OB/GYN) to be gentle?

Me: (Moved almost to tears by her kindness) Oh, would you? Thanks–that’s really nice of you. You’re really nice. I hope the good Doctor is as nice as you are…

I am so not looking forward to this…

Tomorrow is a really big day for me. If you have any spiritual tendencies at all, please say a prayer for me Monday at 1 p.m.

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14 Responses to All You Need is Love…

  1. afton says:

    i am so sorry but i am fully laughing out loud right now! hahaha. i really am sorry that you are so scared but just think that by tomorrow night you’ll be all through and nothing else to worry about. i can totally hear your voice in my head telling the receptionist that she was so kind. wow i love you!

  2. lindser-lou says:

    oh camille,
    i could tell you many-a-story about my own embarrasing moments at the OBGYN office.
    Dont worry tho….you cannot possibly have more of a horrid first time there than i did.
    We will for sure discuss at a later time….maybe on a happier day when i bring over my sign-in album….

    yes…happy thoughts…
    lots and lots of happy thoughts.

  3. Molly says:

    lol, I never went to the OB until i was 3 mos pregnant with my baby, thats how I procrastinated! haha. It was fun to find your blog, hopefully you remember me (Molly Shumway now Rawlins)

  4. hymas family says:

    camille, you are a crack up girl….wait til you have kids and you experience the ob more than once a year! i cant wait to read those blogs! you are too funny!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Oh Millie. I’m so sorry for your pain, truly I am. It sounds as though everything was alright in the end. Just think: now you don’t have to go back there for a whole year!!! You did it! :)

  6. Melenie says:

    Awww, Camille… I’m so sorry you were so scared, but now you can say you’re a SURVIVOR! And it really isn’t that bad. It gets easier, I promise.


  7. Mr. Worthington says:

    This is probably just as hard for a man to comment on a subject just as this as it was for you to actually go there. Ok, maybe not AS hard, but it’s definitely not a comfortable subject to speak of publicly.
    All I can think of is Thank You! For showing your commitment to this relationship. If I was in your shoes, I’m not sure I could have gone through that… You’re a trooper!

  8. Camille says:

    That’s right, Mr. Worthington! You’d better BELIEVE it was an act of complete committment to this relationship…only an upcoming nuptial could have gotten me to that doctor’s office. : )

  9. Emily Lewis says:

    camille!!! you are so hilarious i almost peed my pants when i read this!! i have been to the OBGYN like three times becasue i have sists and the first time i went i was cracking up the whole time, i could not stop laughing!!!! so immature of me i know but still it helped me from not balling to death!!!

  10. Alice says:

    I hope your visit (almost a year must be due for this year’s soon!) went OK. If you lived around here I’d totally recommend mine to you. She’s awesome, get’s finished in under a minute and has totally opened up my guts three whole times. ; )

    But yes, my first time was super scary too. It’s all about the unknown.

  11. a fan says:

    i honestly can’t imagine.
    how funny also, kyle was once mr worthington.

    as a “dood” over 40 i won’t mention the yearly physical you-know-what.

    (loved the whiteboard story too, wonder what’s on the whiteboard today.)

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