Tuesday, April 5, 2011

According to my pedicurist, my uterus is healthy.

I'm a bit of a fanatic about my nails, no comments from the peanut gallery please.  I can't handle it when I have chipped one or the polish is coming off, so much that I'll wear a bandaid over it.  I also won't wear fake nails because I like doing my own nails too, but I do like a manicure and a pedicure at least once a month.  I have a place that I normally go where a mani/pedi is $30 and they do a pretty decent job.  I limit this to once a month and if I find a new place, I may try it out if the cost is right.  With the creation of Groupon and LivingSocial.com, I've tried more than a couple new places, some good and some bad, but all about $30.  A mani/pedi goes much further for me than a massage, because I can still look down at my nails and toes and love how they look and have a memory of my time there, whereas once I get up from a massage I'm done.

After the haze of last Friday, I was really looking forward to my mani/pedi that I had scheduled for Saturday afternoon.  I had a LivingSocial.com coupon that I had already paid for and had been putting off because my nails just don't wanna grow (blame it on being mad at my prenatals and refusing to take them!), but the expiration date was quickly approaching.  So I scheduled it before I took CFP as something to look forward to afterward.

The thing about Groupon and LivingSocial deals is sometimes you never know what you are walking into.  I haven't met a bad one yet, but there's always that chance.  This place was a kind of hole-in-the-wall salon with 5 stylist chairs, one manicure desk and one pedicure station.  I got right in and we did my manicure first, which usually doesn't happen (makes sense to me, but whatever).  Of course, being that close to someone for almost an hour would be quite uncomfortable if there was no speaking, so we were chatting.  And I'm at the age where people ask if I am married and if I have kids.  So of course, the topic moves to our infertility struggles and IVF that I had scheduled the day before.  We didn't spend a lot of time on the subject, but definitely tapped into it a little bit.

The lady doing my nails was a grandmother (she told me) and Mexican, but spoke very good English (unlike my other nail place where they barely speak English).  She was very nice and cheery.  My nails now done, we moved to the chair for my hour long pedicure.  She spent a lot of time massaging my right foot, almost putting me to sleep and then moved to the left foot.  As I started to really drift to la-la land, I heard her say, "Well, your uterus is healthy!"  Talk about a comment out of nowhere!  And again, I was awake!

I think I sputtered, "whoa-huh?"  She explained that she had training in podiatry as well as reflexology, and knew that a part of the foot was sensitive to the uterus, even telling me when someone was preggers, touching that part of the foot was unbearable for the victim client.  Since I hadn't moved at all (hello, I was sleeping!) she said it meant it was healthy!

It has made me giggle many times over and I will be telling Dr. H and Holly this little story.  "My uterus is healthy, according to my pedicurist, so why can't I get pregnant?!"

Ahhh....the things people say!


  1. that was interesting... was it the ankle point? that is supposed to be where the reproductive organs are?
    I have my toes done like once a year... would never be able to keep my nails up!

  2. Wow! That's kind of funny actually. Yay for a healthy uterus and lovely polished nails!


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