(Yes, I know the acronym stands for As Soon As Possible. But this post is meant to poke fun at myself.)
So, I took The Boy to the doctor on Monday, which was when we received the diagnosis of Toddler Tummy. Just to be safe, though, Dr. W ordered three stool samples, to be taken to the lab ASAP.
At each diaper change, I checked for poop and dutifully collected the necessary samples and had them ready to take to the lab the very next morning (which I did, as I had absolutely no intention of keeping little vials of poop in the house or in my purse for longer than absolutely necessary).
In this instance, ASAP was followed to the letter.
Now, here’s the funny part.
Back in October of 2007, I had a routine physical (I like to get one once a year or every 15 months). Dr. W told me everything was in order, except that I really ought to exercise more often (which I’ve been doing). And then he ordered some lab work for me, to be done ASAP.
I just had my blood drawn this morning.
So, to summarize… When the health of my child (or anyone other than me, for that matter) is involved, ASAP means immediately, right away, as soon as possible. When it’s my own health, though, ASAP means whenever you get to it, not a rush, as soon as it’s convenient.
I really ought to take better care of myself.