Monday, March 27, 2006

Infertility IS funny, Dammit!

In making a consultation with A Big Important Clinic, there are tons of forms that need to be filled out. For our upcoming appointment next Tuesday, I had to fill out a twelve page medical application, release forms and also send out a copy of my medical records along with the completed application prior to the consult. As a part of the paperwork, there was a section of the application titled "Genetic Screening", to see if we were candidates for genetic counseling. I sort of knew my history (I have a cousin who is a hemophiliac and I was once tested for thalassemia), but I had to call the Mother-In-Law for Sean's history. The conversation went like this:

Me: "Okay, I have to ask you some questions for this medical consult to see if there are any genetic disorders-you just have to answer yes or no."

MIL: "Okay"

Me: "Thalassemia?"

MIL: "What's that?" (Yeah, and she's a nurse-really comforting, right?)

Me: "It's a blood disorder-a type of anemia that's inherited."

MIL: ""

Me: "Huntington's Chorea, Muscular Dystrophy or Neural Tube Defect?"

MIL: "No"

Me: "Cystic Fibrosis, Hemophilia, Tay Sachs, or Down Syndrome?"

MIL: "Nope"

Me: "Mental Retardation?"

MIL: ".........."

Me: "Hello?"

MIL: " DID marry him, you know"


It's good to have a sense of humor when you're doing this, or else you're fucked.

Figuratively, of course-hence the need for the IVF consult.

HARHARHAHAHAA-I fucking slay me.


UtRus said...


dawn said...

I remember getting asked the Mental Retardation question and Jason and I just looked at each and said well it is undiagnosed, the doctor looked at us kind of funny and all we could do was laugh. The doctor finally got it. LOL.

Meg said...

...Ah, the old sense of humour. I am working on it... Yay for next Tuesday... My big appointment is then too...good luck to both of us...

Sunnie said...

Gotta love mother in laws :) heheheh

Lut C. said...

Well, she wasn't phased by the questions. Lol.

Jessica said...

LOL!!!! Your mother in law sounds funny!

Thalia said...

I'm glad your MIL has a sense of humour about this too! Good luck with the consult.

Betty said...

It's great when you can have a laugh at your own expense!
My IVF doc has a framed picture of himself in the waiting room. In the picture he is dressed in convivt clothes and is behind bars. Underneath it says " imprisonment for getting other people's wifes pregnant..". It cracks me up every time I go in there (which is rather a lot so I should be over it by now)!!

Dream Mommy said...

lol! That was too funny.

Shelli said...



Kath said...

Cool MIL! That made me laugh out loud.

cat said...

*snicker* Love that MIL. Good luck on Tuesday will be sending out some good wishes for a positive appointment.

ilyse said...

Haha, too funny. That is great that you still have your sense of humor!