Here's a conversation I had yesterday with a doctor... a health care professional... you know, the educated, experienced human you go to for their intelligence and expertise.
Doc: Stress levels?
Me: Lately? Kind of high. We just brought our daughter home six weeks ago. And I have a three- and four-year-old.
Doc: Then WHY did you ADOPT?
Me: Uh, well... I usually handle stress OK (stammmers), uh...
Doc: Well people who can HAVE children usually don't ADOPT.
Me: Actually, that's not true. I know many, many families who... (trail off because I'm just completely floored).
Doc: Any surgeries?
Me: Double mastectomy/hysterectomy...
Doc: So you had cancer.
Me: Well, no. I have the BRCA gene that gives me an 87% chance and they found a lump, so I just had them do it. They found pre-cancer during the surgery.
Doc: So you had your breasts removed without even knowing if you had CANCER? (said with expression I won't soon forget)
Me: Well, my mother was 39 when she died.
Doc: Mmm hmmm.
What would you say to this doctor? Let's hear it, people!
*my sister just pointed out that she assumed the doctor was male. WRONG! She was female.