What is it about women and hospital procedures?
I’m sure guys don’t even think about it. Shower, yes. Deodorant, maybe. But shave? Probably not high on their list of ‘must do this before I am admitted’.
But show me a woman who heads into hospital, even for the most minor procedure, without washing her hair, doing her nails and making sure all the smooth bits are smooth and I’ll show you…well, I’m not sure. Certainly not any woman I know!
A discussion with my friends suggests it’s the concept of lying there, unconscious and semi-uncovered, that makes our heads spin.
Do THEY talk about the patient they are working on? We’re sure they do, but do they discuss whether or not we have showered, washed our hair, manicured our nails and toe nails and waxed or shaved – probably not.
So why do we do it? Just in case, I guess!
I’m due at the hospital at 7. It’s a routine procedure. The toenails are under control, the finger nails are about to be, the hair and legs will be sorted in the morning (don’t forget the moisturiser!), with a spritz of perfume to go. A girl has to do her best. After all, there is nothing flattering about those white cotton gowns and paper undies.
The lurid pink toenails should at least be a talking point.