This is a perfect follow up to my previous post.
So I finally was able to get myself an appointment to see a doctor for a physical this past Saturday at the free clinic. I know, I know - free clinic, but I haven't seen a doctor in 2 years since I couldn't afford health insurance. I still can't afford it! So I took it upon myself to at least get checked out. I've been feeling fine, but you never know what could be cooking up inside your body.
I walk into the clinic, get my vitals taken by a nurse (who by chance gleefully exclaimed "twinsies!" when I told her when the last day of my menstrual cycle was) and then a first year student doctor escorts me into the exam room, where I am introduced to my doctor - a girl in my high school graduating class. HOLY SHIT. Has this ever happened to anyone else? I proceeded to text my two NY buddies from my high school, and told them the deal. Their reactions: "I didn't even know she lived in NY!" and "How awkward!"
Actually, it wasn't too awkward at all. Sure, I was sitting in a room with a first year male med student and a doctor that I happened to spend 4 years of high school with, asking me to pretty much spill my reasons for going to the clinic that day. I haven't seen/talked/heard from [Dr.] Russell since graduation (more than 10 years!), and here I am catching her up with what I've been through sexually, mentally, physically and recreationally. What a straight forward way to catch up with an old friend. I got to catch up with my old friend for a bit actually, while lying on my back on the exam table while she performed a Pap smear on me.
We're now friends on Facebook, to say the least.