Sunday, November 20, 2005
Working in Womens' Clinics
A speciality I avoided was Obstetrics and gyencology, there were many great things about it however it didn't suit me.
Yesterday however I had to go to the women's clinic as part of my internal medicine trainig. I had my extra-large coffe cup (evth i eat or drink is extra large) o golt lal gahwaji y7ott 2 extra shots of espresso 3ashanni kont msattel. Afraid of getting dehydrated, i drank half a liter of water and headed to the clinic. With all this caffeine and water, I knew that at some point I'd need to pee.
The clinic started at 8, i saw 2 patients and then i felt the urge to rush to go the bathroom. The third patient was waiting golt mashi, footi ya mrs. absar shu, i spent 20 minutes with her then i said yalla abu el hayareg roo7 farre3' el 7umooleh.
I found a restroom beside the clinic, ooops it's for ladies, and there was no men's restroom beside it, i walked a little bit and found another one..... wella ooops it's also for ladies, tab wain il men's restroom??
I looked at the nurse in clinic, and asked her o ana wejhi a7mar wa5thar "where is the men's restroom", she said "there's none. We are all women here, Dr. Brown and Dr. Jones are women and all nurses are women and all patients are women, so why should we have a men's restroom?"
kont beddi afga3ha soot 7000 decible "3ashan el ja7sh elli wagef goddamki" , but i stayed cool..... It was not still 10 am and i had 3 more hours to go, I wish I could have in Amman where i could sneek for a minute outside o wara ayya 7aawyeh and pee o barja3 ya ma7laani. But this is america any peeing outside would be considered public nuditiy and an environmental harm and green peace might ask for my blood.
If any woman reading this thinks that labor pain is the worst pain a human being can have, she has to reconsider this statement. I still had to work and see patients. Many women (even in the US) don't like male doctors to perform a gynecological exam on them, but they had no other choice because their insurance would cover for a different clinic visit, so kano majboreen feyyeh.
I had the thought of going into the women's bathroom but i kinda started caring for my reputation and if i did so my name would be on all local TV stations here since they have nothing to talk about, and my patients would see me o banfathe7, o abooy be3raf bel gossa o betbarra menni ...etc
The clinic eventually ended and i rushed into my car and drove to the nearest McDonald's to pee. I'm sure i scored 3 world records inside their bathroom and i feel sorry no Guiness representative was with me, but the sense of relief is outstanding.
Even after i was done i stood in that disgusting bathroom for 2 minutes doing nothing just smiling at the drug addicts and the drunk coming in and out of the bathroom. Twenty-four hours after that incident i'm still in a stable condition.
From this stand I ask that all men should have equal rights to women. Men are human beings too, and they need to pee.