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They say that because they don't want to frighten you! However your dignity and personal space should still be respected and that didnn't happen you could pass your comments along to PALS if you don't want to speak to nursing or medical staff.
NL honestly they were lovely, its just me being silly. (its cathartic)
And whey they say "just relax your legs as if you are doing yoga" YOGA???? In what world would you be doing yoga half naked with a bit of metal stuck in your fanjo, except perhaps on some kind of bondage retreat.
this might cheer you up - when I was in hospital at the easily embarrassed age of 12, I had a lovely bed in a small ward on the ground floor. Right by my bed was a huge floor to ceiling window looking out on a small courtyard with a lawn. All very nice.
Nurse came to take temp the old fashioned way. I'm lying on the bed, naked from waist down, thermometer inserted, she wanders off to do something else....then the gardeners turn up to mow the lawn!
Winetime - did you know <little known fact alert> that 'pop' is the most commonly used word (obv excluding the likes of 'the' and 'of') in doctors' surgeries? There was some study done on it a few years ago.
Pop yourself up here.
Pop your knickers off.
Pop your feet in these stirrups.
I'm just going to pop out and then 25 medical students are going to pop in and take a look at your nethers.
Right, I'm just going to pop this in there and it might be a wee bit cold.
Ok pop your clothes back on and pp back next week for your results.
And so on.
So, in answer to the OP, I think it's just that they're trying (and clearly failing ) to make you feel a bit less nervous/uncomfortable.
I'm a regualr gynae patient so am quite used to it all now, however, I wasn't quite so happy when I went 2 weeks ago and actually knew the nurse . I don't know her well, think school gates type of relationship but was still very embarrasing and I kept imploring her not to look. <<cringetastic>>