The Dreaded Strep Stick

Beware the Q-Tip
Beware the Q-Tip

“Name the worst medical procedure you can imagine,” I said to the girls in the classified advertising department today.

“Having a baby,” one of them answered.

“No,” I explained. “This one is even worse. You know when they stick that Q-tip into the back of your throat?”

At that point she buried her face in her hands. Yes, worse than having a baby. At least when you have a baby, you get a baby. Today at my doctor’s office, all I got was a nurse with some of my mucous on a stick.

I think she sort of sensed I didn’t want that thing in my throat, because she was all “nice day” and “how have you been” and then suddenly I’m AAGKKGKHKKGK!

At least it’s done, I guess. And I got a steroid shot in my hip and some antibiotics, so in the get-well sense, I got something for my suffering.

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3 Comments

  1. i think the worst medical procedure is that one in “Minority Report” where Tom Cruise gets his eyes replaced and while he’s blind he eats a moldy sandwich and drinks gross stuff. then those spider things come in and mess up one of his eyes.

    i’ll launch a baby out of my vagina any day of the week as long as i don’t have to deal with little metal spiders who screw up my eye.

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  2. Justin, you have a vagina?

    I gotta agree with eye things, though. Anything where they work on your open, conscious, seeing eye. Bleccchhh! My mother-in-law had cataract surgery, and I don’t know that I could take it…

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  3. Any medical procedure where things go IN where they’re supposed to go OUT skeeves me out. Like that little pen they push into your eyeball to test for glaucoma.

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