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Unread 04-17-2003, 09:29 AM
An unexpected "scootch" for me

I got the unhappy news that my dr is retiring. It really did upset me. He is such a good man. They squeezed me in yesterday for a last appointment with him even though it's a bit early. He told me that when he was in training one of his mentors told them to "listen to your patients...they are telling you the diagnosis". He was a great listener.

He gave me a list of GYN guys with one dr who is a board certified GYN-oncologist who has agreed to take all the cancer patients. I checked him out on the 'net and found he has been practicing for about 20 years so at least it would appear that I won't have to worry about him retiring for a while.

Now....about the scootch. I came to this board too late for your initial discussions about techniques. However, I'm proud to say that when I checked out the paper it was just a bit wrinkled...I think I did good...did I do good?
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Unread 04-17-2003, 10:40 AM
An unexpected "scootch" for me

Great Scootch. I'd give you (and all olympic hyster sisters) an A. We are truly the scootch athletes.

My internist whom I have seen for 30 years is retiring soon. I understand how you feel. I hate "breaking in" a new doctor.

Take care

Ruth S
Unread 04-17-2003, 12:10 PM

But breaking in a new doctor is hard! You just get one used to you and... It sounds as if with a gyn/onc you are getting a great doctor to followup with.
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Unread 04-17-2003, 07:19 PM
An unexpected "scootch" for me

s Em

It sounds as though your scootch was an A-. Not bad at all.
I can imagine that changing doc stuff is really difficult. Best wishes.

Unread 04-17-2003, 10:54 PM
An unexpected "scootch" for me

I'm sorry to sound lame, but where can I read up on what a "scootch" is? Or why a "slightly wrinkled piece of paper" would get an A-? So many people talk about their scootch reports, and I would like to understand what they're talking about so I can contribute "yay!" notes. Thanks for your help!
Unread 04-18-2003, 12:06 AM
An unexpected "scootch" for me

SirenSong, I did a search on this board in the hopes of finding out where it all started. Apparently the first big question was how it is spelled. The ladies tried all different ways but had no luck in finding it in the dictionary. And then Trish came along and offered up this:

You guys crack me up.

It took a lot of second-guessing for me to find this--

scootch is an American Midlands dialect variant of scoot. Scoot is a Scots word orginally from Norwegian--and has an older meaning of slide. So I'm guessing areas of the country that got settled by Scots are more likely to scootch than others.

But really, SLIDE does not describe the process at all. a word like scootch sounds more like SCRUNCH which is much more descriptive of what I do when I'm adjusting myself on that paper!
And so I guess it was decided that "scootch" is the proper spelling. And from what I can gather a perfect "A" scootch would be no tears, rips, or wrinkles in the paper.

Up until this last time, my technique was to start off in the wrong place every time. The dr always kind of grabbed me by the hips and kind of guided me lower on the table. I asked him once if he thought I would ever get it right and he said that nobody ever does.....but he's a very nice gentleman and was probably just being nice.

But after getting all the "input" here I was very aware of the situation this last time and he didn't have to help me at all! I nailed it!
Unread 04-18-2003, 05:51 AM
An unexpected "scootch" for me

I'm so sorry your DR is retiring. My gyn/onc is pretty old (older than me!!!) and I hope he doesn't retire for awhile.

Great scootch - "we are the champions".

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