The question was innocent enough for an optometrist to ask, "Are you currently taking any medications?"
Me: "An occasional Zyrtec for seasonal allergies."
(silence while Dr. writes notes)
Me: "Oh, and Lovenox...it's a blood thinner."
Dr.: (quizzical look on face) "What on earth are you on a blood thinner for? Were you getting clots?"
Me: "No...uh...pregnancy...uh...prophylactic dose...uh..."
Dr: "Oh, ok. I've never heard of Lovenox before. If I had to guess, I would have guessed it was an antibiotic of some sort. I'll have to look that one up. So you are pregnant now?"
Me: "Yes...for now."
On to eye exam.
After eye exam, I'm in the frame room choosing my new eyeglass frames when the tech comes in (who I know from work)...
"Catherine! How ARE you? Why are you on Lovenox?"
Good grief! So I had to tell HER too. She was asking because she had her own (non-pregnancy) medical situation recently where she had to take Lovenox and she was genuinely concerned for me (she is a very nice lady).
But still...telling two people in one day...when I still practically choke on the words.