Remember that time when Kurt ordered me to go see a doctor? Well, I just spent ALL DAY trying to make an appointment.
I hate my insurance.
Eventually it was all worked out, and my new doctor emailed me my new patient forms, so I can get started on them ahead of time. Sweet.
Except, I can't remember the dates of my last visits to the doctor.
So I called the BYU Health Center, and had them fax me my medical history.
26 pages later...
So here's the thing. A year ago, I had a pretty traumatic event that I'm not going to go into right now (but probably will one day), and I wrote up the sequence of events in the middle of the night by flashlight so that the next day I'd be able to explain it all to the doctor without forgetting anything.
It was on a piece of torn paper. Which I shoved in my pocket the next day heading out the door.
And the handwriting? Even worse than usual.
The next afternoon I was telling my doctor about my scary experience, and he asked if he could make a copy of that paper, so he could reference it later. I said sure.
A few weeks later all the tests were back and I was healthy and I went on with my life.
So why am I bringing this up now?
HE ENTERED THE PAPER INTO MY MEDICAL RECORDS. That torn, crumpled piece of paper that I wrote on by flashlight? Where I hysterically explained some really creepy things that my body was doing, but that later turned out to be not a big deal? I have a copy of it in my hands right now.
And so does my new doctor.
And my health insurance people.
And that nice lady who faxed the records to me. She's probably reading it as we speak- it's better than a novel.
What the heck, doctor? If I had known that this was going to be passed around like a dirty magazine, I would have at least typed it up. And maybe not dropped it in that puddle.
So, I'm thinking that the moral of this story is get a copy of your medical records. You might find something interesting.
Also? If you are going to use Tampons, do not use Tampax Pearl. Trust me on this one.
(I'm thinking Snopes got this one wrong, because it happened to me, too.)