Friday, September 3, 2010

Adoptee at the Doctor: Comic



Amanda said...

I suppose not having to fill forms out is the only perk there is to not knowing who you are or where you come from lol.

That is, until you find a lump....then the papers don't seem so bad.

It's funny that you post this today because I was just at the doctor's office. They said, oh, all your information is probably the same as last time you were here. I said, no, I didn't have a family medical history last time. That part of my chart with you is blank. For the first time, I was able to put my ethnicity (and check yes or no whether I was therefore predisposed to certain conditions) and information about my maternal and paternal medical history :-)

Liberty said...

Amanda, that's wonderful! Isn't it a great feeling...just to know?

Amanda said...

Yes! It is! Especially after you've spent years of seeing doctors look at you in horror when they ask you if something runs in your family and you have to tell them that you don't know. :-)

I am Muzik said...

LOL. I have to laugh because i know this all to well. I did a post before when I went to Planned Parent Hood for my annual check up and there is a box that you can check off saying you are adopted.

I hope you dont mind if I repost this. I will make sure to give credit your say sista. :)

Von said...

Love it! What a mixed blessing this is..having a box to tick you're adopted means there are so many adoptees in America..was it 10 million at last count that it's thought necessary by authorities?Recognition of one sort but with a double edge.
Love the cartoon so much I've saved it, hope you don't mind.