Cover Up Here Comes The Men

@icequeen (2841)
Canada
June 4, 2007 5:57pm CST
Today I had an appointment for a pelvic and abdominal exam. With this type of exam you needed to consume three eight once glasses of water. On top of that I had to take the subway to my appointment where my boyfriend met me. We got there and had to wait again. Finally I was called. Of course my boyfriend sat in the waiting room knowing what was involved. Of course you are told to take everything off from the waist down and put on those ridiculous gowns. This one was paper and the cord they give you did not tie it up. I was basically hanging out in the back. Half-way through I had to use the facilities. I walk out and there is one guy. Coming back there's another guy. I was mortified. I basically ran past them and tried to cover up. I was just wondering why men were wondering around back there, while women were being poked and probed!
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@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
5 Jun 07
Well I hope you put a complaint in about it as I do not think that is right at all unless they are Nurses or Doctors I know I would have severely complaint about that as you are not suppose to be exposed like that
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@icequeen (2841)
• Canada
6 Jun 07
Thank you for your comments. No...I did not complain...but I am not sure the protocol there? It was just a diagnostic clinic...so maybe that kind of thing is allowed?
@dpk262006 (56756)
• Delhi, India
5 Jun 07
wearing a gown in hospital - wearing something for surgery in a hospital
Yes, a valid point made...when you are in such a situation and people poke at you and stare at you, it becomes very embarassing. But what to do....you can just igonore them....because paying atttention to them....will not give you any solution.
@icequeen (2841)
• Canada
6 Jun 07
You are absolutely right. I am just praying that they didn't see my backside as I ran for the washroom...or anything else for that matter....lol...
@samson1967 (7422)
• India
5 Jun 07
I can understand your embarassing situtation. When you go to hospitals for such tests, better go with a company or with your friend, even doctors will consent for such requests.
@icequeen (2841)
• Canada
6 Jun 07
Well I did go with my fiancee....however I did not think it appropriate for him to accompany me to the examination...that is just not done...or so I thought...?
@Grandmaof2 (7603)
• Canada
5 Jun 07
Yes I agree with you this is done all the time and it's not what I call proper. Self pride and respect is like common sense it's no longer in exsistance. I was not happy the one time I was in the hospital and I flat out told the doctor the gowns gave a whole new meaning to I.C.U. and before I knew it I had a gown that fit me very well.
@icequeen (2841)
• Canada
6 Jun 07
Maybe I should have done that...lol. Oh well...live and learn...maybe next time I will say something instead of lurking and sneaking to the washroom....lol...
@Sherry12 (2475)
• United States
5 Jun 07
Oh goodness, that would be so strange. I hope they were doctors or maybe men nurses. I think they've always asked me if I had to use the bathroom before they told me to put on those funny gowns. Sorry, you had that happen.
@icequeen (2841)
• Canada
6 Jun 07
No...they weren't..that was the worst part. They were men who had been in the waiting room with thier partners....eeekkk. Thanks for the comments...
@artemis432 (7474)
• Abernathy, Texas
8 Sep 07
When I was a teen and had to go to the doctor for cystic ovaries and any other time - I would request two gowns. One for the front and one for the back. When I had my baby recently, the gowns were cotten but I still requested two. :)