Thursday, May 8, 2008

Labels

I can deal with a lot of the labels that have been assigned to me. Lesbian, fat, frumpy, whatever. My labels at work are never ending. Rodney once joked that I don't wear a name tag because even my large chest couldn't support all my titles (then freaked that he had offended me). Dude, one of my favorite labels is Big Chested!!!

But today, after my blood draw, as I walked with my chart in hand to the front desk to check out, I saw the one label that has ever hurt me.

Habitual Aborter.

14 comments:

B said...

Could there be a more insensitive label? I'm really sorry hon. I wish I could give you a big hug.

KatieM said...

Ouch hun.....I absolutely HATE that label in the medical community. I'm so sorry you had to see it....

JamieD said...

I am so, so sorry. That phrase makes me cringe everytime I see it.

((((HUGS))))

Merr said...

OMG are you for real? I can't believe that. That sucks because that is how I feel lately. Sorry!

hotomiky said...

Ohhhh gosh.. I hate that label so much!!! they should change the label to be more senstive for you and others as well...

Am so sorry that you had to see this kind of label...

Sorry..

Lizzie said...

That makes me cry. I can't imagine how it made you feel. I'm so sorry. What ridiculous asshole thought that one up?

j.k-c. said...

Ouch. So, so insensitive. Why don't they know this might be hurtful?

vee said...

Ouch. Like some dirty habit you have that others need to be warned about. With a language as expressive as English, you'd think they'd come up with something a little less soul-sucking.

Chris said...

Surely there's a less jarring (what an understatement, huh?) way of communicating what they're trying to say?!!

I'm so sorry.

G said...

I'm with Vee.. what a crap A$$ label.

Princess Jo said...

Ouch: I feel for you girl....

Good luck, sweetie...

Jo
(from the Creme)

itsazooaroundhere said...

Wow. Just awful. I'm so sorry you ever had to see that.

Take care, and happy new year!

Visiting for the first time from Creme de la Creme

Patricia said...

Here via la Creme...

I'm just in shock over that horrible phrase ever being uttered, much less medically written on a file.

I can only imagine that the sting never, ever goes away. I'm very sorry for your losses. Thank you for sharing with Creme.

S said...

I'm so sorry. That's so goddamn insensitive. I can't believe that phrase exists. (I am one too, apparently).

I dropped my last doctor because he referred to my miscarriages as abortions and peristed in called our daughter (stillborn at 21 weeks) a "fetus" even though he knew her name.

And they say lawyers are cold.

F*ck that label.