Friday, August 17, 2007
I avoid going to the doctor, except when I'm pregnant. So I'm not sure how often a urine sample is required of a normal patient. When you are pregnant, you are required to give a urine sample on each visit.
I have two dilemmas. First, I always have to go to the bathroom, but never when I'm at the doctor's office and a urine sample is required of me. For instance, yesterday at the doctor's, I filled the cup about 1/20th of the way. But of course, about ten minutes later, I was about to wet my pants. I think it's the pressure.
My second dilemma. Where to put the urine sample at my current doctor's office. This is my doctor's office bathroom:
My instructions, "Just leave it in there." My doctor's office in California had a little medicine cabinet sort of thing that opened to the other room where I left the little cup and the nurse could get it in the other room. Then they moved to a new office where the bathroom was down the hallway in the office building and I had to take a key, and a brown paper bag with the urine sample cup with me, and then return the bag and filled cup to the receptionist. Sort of strange, but I knew what I needed to do.
My current doctor's office bathroom has a sink, a toilet, a trash can, and a three level basket shelf tower thing with little cleansing wipes and extra urine cups. There is no where to "just leave it in there." Not even a little table. The toilet has an extra deep back part and I end up just putting it there. Where would you put it??