We rode up to five, and as one of us remarked earlier, it always seems to be too quick a ride. My anxiety was building, and I squeezed his hand, and felt his grip tighten briefly, and he smiled that smile of his.
The door showed an empty waiting room, which was to be expected anywhere before Eight A.M. Jan heard the door open, and looked up, smiling, and greeted us. Hello, KIM! Hey, Tony, keying something into her computer, and taking an item off the printer. She asked if “y’all” were ready for the big day. I heard it and thought Wow, they must really think of us as a couple. It felt strange, but good. Yes, I replied. Tony simply nodded.
Ms. E is back with Dr. J now, we’re running a bit behind. Dr. J lives way out in East County and got caught in that nightmare coming in. Dr. Horn Senior is off today, shaking her head. If you don’t mind, Matt can get you back, or we have a young lady who is helping out today. Your choice, Kim, smiling. I looked shocked. Being an adult was getting better and better, I thought. Either is fine, I heard myself saying, as Tony and I went to our seats and settled in.
He leaned close, “you okay with me seeing this? He asked, and I whispered what I hoped was a decisive YES. You’re my best friend, and I WANT you here, squeezing his hand.
Wellll, since you put it that way, and there was that smile again.
In just a few minutes time,a young woman, barely five feet and petite, came to the door. Ms. Kain? Mr. Green?
Looking up, we saw a sprite in scrubs. Red hair, freckles, green eyes.
I stood, Tony looked at me, and followed. I’m Kim,
She introduced herself as Lana. Waiting for us to pass her, Let’s get you in Three, One is taken. Turning into the second room on the right, just past a closed door.
How’s the strep? She asked, as she closed the door, smiling at us, to which I replied it’s fine. GONE! The shot Ms. E gave me sure did the trick!
I sat on the table, and Tony took the chair, since it was just a single.I looked at her, not much older than we are, and heard her ask, You’re in for your Physical? WITH a well woman? That question made it all real. I replied yes. My period ended right at two weeks ago. Just after I was in for the strep. She smiled , excellent!
I know Ms,E wants to set you up, but if you could just go ahead and do the urine for us? Then just come on back and wait. I agreed, and she passed a cup. Please label and leave in the little door. Smiling, Hope to see you again! Opening the door, she pointed me to the restroom.
The next few minutes is about the ONLY time (so far) that I wish I was a guy. SMH. I managed to give the sample, and clean up, placing it in the small door. Washing my hands, I returned to the exam room to wait.