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
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!