Monday, May 16, 2005

Not low on irony

So I had my annual physical exam (a few years ago with good health insurance I made a commitment to an annual physical. Why not? I'm getting "up there"). I spoke to Dr. James Clancy, about my menstrual cramps from hell. He confirmed that cramps can get stronger as you get older and he described two ways to go. I can either take stronger doses of ibuprofen from the SECOND I feel my period starting til the end of it, or I can go on birth control pills. I just looked at him as he described the benefits I could derive from starting birth control pills. When he finished I said, "I don't want to take birth control pills, not because I don't want to take more medication but because I don't want any more irony in my life." He just looked at me.

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