Pregnancy Test

So there I am, sitting at the kitchen table, when I get a text:

You have new lab results.


I took some blood tests earlier that day and the results were rolling in.

Curious, I clicked on the link.

My mom and dad were there (they’re retired doctors) and they asked me to read the results out loud.

I cleared my throat and read the first line:

“Pregnancy Test”

As soon as I read those words, I stopped in my tracks.


My parents eyes widened.


Of course.

Because I haven’t done what you need to do to get pregnant.

What are they doing testing a 45 year old woman for pregnancy, anyway?

But there you go, an awkward family moment brought to you by Kaiser Permanente.


One thought on “Pregnancy Test

  1. Often they run those just to ensure you aren’t pregnant, or that isn’t “part of the problem”. A friend, before being accepted into Kaiser system, had to take a pregnancy test at her expense, in the Kaiser system, to prove she wasn’t coming into Kaiser pregnant. BTW, she was lesbian, in a long term relationship. Kaiser didn’t care.

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