We have to renew our health insurance this month.
As many of you would know, in order to renew your health insurance you often need to ‘shop around’ for the best deal. All of this involves re-telling your current and past medical histories to a plethora of ‘agents’ , who will all tell you that their health insurance is the best health insurance in the world. Theirs is the dullest job there is.
I spoke to one such agent yesterday – A man, possibly in his early twenties. Neither of these factors were on his side . A summary of our conversation, after going through the usual set of questions:
” Have you or your partner had any operations in the last year? ”
”Yes, I had a laparoscopy.”
” A laparoscopy … for endometriosis.”
” No. Endometriosis. ”
”Oh…what’s a laposcopy?”
”It’s LAPAroscopy and it’s a procedure to remove endometrial tissue” ( i know, I know I wasn’t being very helpful or friendly but this guy was meant to be selling health insurance for goodness sake – knowledge of key terms should be a requirement.)
” Ah . Ok. I’ll make a note that you’ve had a laposcopoppy of Endomiosis.”
I hung up.
It’s Endometriosis week this week and I have been doing an unusual amount of googling and you-tubing of the topic. It is a condition in which the endometrium or lining of your uterus’s tissue is found in places where it does not belong, much in the same way that a piece of chocolate wouldn’t belong on an anchovy salad (and this is why I’m not in Medicine).
As a women-only condition, there is a certain feminist mood to all of the research and news surrounding the topic; ” we have to stand together/support each other ”, ”you are not alone” , etc etc etc. It is absolutely ridiculous.
Where are the men?
Women – while this is all happening to you, spare a thought for the men who:
– can’t even spell endometriosis like our poor friend up there,
– aren’t quite sure why the premenstrual syndrome seems to last all month, every month, all the time,
and who can’t quite grasp the concept of a ‘hot flush’ .
Ah yes , endometriosis is a fun to be had by all parties involved , male or female . This year I will be supporting Endometriosis UK and running the British 10k race here in London, July 2014. If you want to find out more about Endometriosis UK or even better if you want to sponsor me , click here!
And if you don’t , that’s ok too 🙂