NHBPM – AM I WHAT? The Most Ridiculous Thing I’ve Been Asked

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ARE YOU PREGNANT?

That’s my answer to today’s prompt that asks what the most ridiculous thing was that I heard about my health or condition.

Yes, someone actually asked me that question when I first tried going back to work. I can’t even fathom why someone would think that, let alone ask the question. Maybe, when she was growing up, it’s what women in her family and their social circle first thought if someone got sick and there was no clear cause. Although it being a bad flu season should have been the elephant in the room that couldn’t be ignored. Seriously, how do you ignore that it was one of the worst flu seasons in a long time and that so many people were getting sick?

Maybe it was because she watched a lot of soap operas. I don’t know how the soaps do the “subtle hint” now. Back in the 70s and 80s when I watched them, when a single woman on a soap became pregnant, she usually started feeling sick and sometimes fainted. Me, I almost fainted at work and then got sick. See the correlation?

Help a girl out, I’m really trying to imagine why in the 21st century, someone’s first thought was to fall back on the pregnancy idea. But, that’s what happened. Don’t know why, can’t figure it out, not going to hurt my brain trying to figure it out.

But, no, I was not pregnant.

Some days you can only shake your head in disbelief and laugh.

This post was written as part of NHBPM – 30 health posts in 30 days: http://bit.ly/vU0g9J