It is preferable that when new patients come to the clinic, newFNP is (A) on time, (B) fashionable and (C) attentive. Thanks to her super cute new not-even-on-the-website-yet JCrew top, she was quite fashionable. Thanks to her caring nature, she was attentive. On time, however, remains an elusive trait for newFNP in her professional life -- ironic in that newFNP is pathologically early in every other aspect of her life.
Tuesday, March 02, 2010
So, all in all, two outta three. NewFNP will take it.
The appointment was moving along as smoothly as a newly threaded brow when newFNP attempted to extract the stirrup from its in the table hiding place. The stirrup gave newFNP a little resistance. Not to be deterred, newFNP gave it a little tug. Nothing. Determined to get the best of the stirrup, newFNP pulled at it with a little force.
And that is when the entire fucking stirrup came out of the table and into newFNP's hand. Imagine her surprise! She felt somewhat like the Statue of Liberty carrying her torch as she walked around the clinic, folded stirrup in hand, attempting to find her MA both to share with her the craziness of our clinic environment and to have her help newFNP replace the errant stirrup. Give newFNP your tired, your poor, huddled masses yearning to breathe free -- and to have their pap tests with intact examination tables.
NewFNP not so gently maneuvered the stirrup back into place and with the snap of broken plastic, shifted the stirrup, and subsequently the patient, into position and continued on with the exam.
Bienvenidos a nuestra clinica de la comunidad!, newFNP told her patient, who was kind enough to laugh.