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#1 Kathy D

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 09:16 AM

Haha,

What an amateur!

He had a handtowel over my bust and asked me to roll on my side, my torso moved but the towel did not! He covered me up in a split second before I even realized.

And to think I went to the trouble of making sure my bra was concealed under my jacket over there on the chair.
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#2 LisaBulman

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 09:55 AM

HAHAHA!! Been there! You think they would give you a full sized bath towel or something! The concealing of the bra -- I do the same thing! Why? They are going to see you and be moving a few things around under the towel anyway. :)

Thanks for sharing!

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 10:31 AM

I'm sorry, because I know I'm laughing waayyy too much, that's hilarious. Good thing you have a sense of humour! :)
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Posted 19 March 2009 - 11:00 AM

Oh my! :lol:

I think that the hiding of the bra is a universal thing -- we fold our clothing carefully, tucking the bra deep within the folds as if hiding it gives us some modesty. This while often wearing a paper gown that tears in peek-a-boo patterns if you look at it funny or garbed in a washcloth for an echo!

I often lay there thinking "they see this all the time, they see this all the time" and try to act blasé, but I have flashed an occasional tech during a twelve lead EKC or an echo or ultrasound, and what do we do in response? We discuss the weather as if sipping tea with friends, though I do remember once, when my husband was present, he asked out loud "does she get mardi-gras beads for that?" (He is now not allowed in the room :rolleyes: )

I hope that your echo results come back good for you.

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#5 Jeannie McClelland

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 11:11 AM

I've laughed myself silly over this! (I hide my knickers and socks too.)

Penny, your Mardi Bra, uh, Gras beads are in the mail!

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#6 Amanda Thorpe

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 12:14 PM

Am I missing something here? What towel? Last echo I had to de-bra and just lay there, no towel or anything the whole time. I was very restrained and avoided making idiotic comments other than, oh I forgot to epilate the underarms when I had to raise my left arm whilst I discreetly sniffed for b.o., mine that is. Mind you the tech was a woman and my husband was there talking to her.

Funny we do the "they've seen it all before/act natural" self talk when there's nothing natural about bareing "the girls" to a complete stranger -- I assume! :lol:

KD I hope the results you get are good ones.

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 12:50 PM

Oh MY!!!lol
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Posted 19 March 2009 - 01:37 PM

Laughed my socks off, KD!

But now I gotta wonder, if he covered you up THAT quickly, had he been watching and hoping for a glimpse of 'the girls' as Amanda says? Or, did he even have his thumb on the end of said towel to help the situation? The world may never know!

thanks for the giggle,
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ps I thought I was the only one to hide my bra! I wonder, do guys hide their tighty whities?
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Posted 19 March 2009 - 02:34 PM

I needed a laugh today. I thought I was the only one the hid the bra and now I know, I'm really not differant. Of course, I hide the underward too.
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Posted 19 March 2009 - 02:50 PM

KD, thanks for the laughs tonight!!! I hope everything turns out OK.

Take care, everyone.
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Posted 19 March 2009 - 05:58 PM

When I have an ECHO, I am usually asked to wear a gown, open up at the front, at least I can partially cover up.My bottom half is fully clothed.

On my last ECHO, I must have sniffed a little, and was told not to do it, as they were trying to find out PA pressures and sniffing can effect the reading. I never knew that, you learn something every day. :rolleyes:

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 10:59 PM

This really made me laugh because I do exactly the same, carefully folding my clothes & hiding my underwear under my shirt!
Like Amanda we don't even get given a towel to cover us so just simply have to get on with having it done. It was a doctor who did my last one so it didn't seem too bad but may have felt different if it had been a technician.

Hope all is OK with your echo!

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Posted 20 March 2009 - 05:01 AM

I too needed a laugh. I too "hide" my undergarments. It must be universal. The next time I have this test this all I'm going to think of and the tech is going to wonder why I have this huge grin on my face!!!!!

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#14 Jeannie McClelland

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Posted 20 March 2009 - 01:28 PM

The answer to the question "Do guys hide their tighty whitey's?" is yes! :lol: One of my old nurse buddies called today and since she'd been a urology nurse, I thought I'd ask her. She laughed and said absolutely. Then she wanted me to guess where they hide them. Apparently the #1 place is to wad them up and put them in the pocket of their pants! Too funny.
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Posted 21 March 2009 - 11:35 AM

<<She laughed and said absolutely. Then she wanted me to guess where they hide them. Apparently the #1 place is to wad them up and put them in the pocket of their pants! Too funny.>>

OK, I fess up. This is me but I was too embarrassed to say so!!!

Take care, Everyone.
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Posted 22 March 2009 - 12:20 AM

Yep- knickers hidden under the clothes if is an exam where need to remove them. Not so concerned about the bra though - I usually make an effort to wear one of my more glamorous ones if know I am going to get undressed so don't mind it being seen!

I was quite shocked the first time I had echo to be laid bare chested (like fellow UK'ers no covering to preserve modesty) while very young attractive male technician peformed echo. After a couple of minutes of chatting felt quite at ease. Now don't bat an eyelid.

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