It first started in the pre-op room with the prep nurse. She was going over my mom's vitals and asking about contact information.
"Is your sister here your main emergency contact?" she asked.
My mom and I looked at each other. Sister? My mom laughed.
"No, I'm her daughter," I told the nurse.
"Oh my gosh, you're kidding!" the nurse replied, blushing.
Later after the surgery, her doctor came out to talk to me in the waiting area.
"You must be Janet's sister," he began.
I literally grunted.
"No....she's my mom," I told him with a tiny bit of aggravation in my voice.
"Oh, jeez, you both look so much alike! I'm really sorry," the doctor went on.
When we got up to her room after surgery, there were three nurses busy getting her settled. I told my mom the story of her doctor asking me if I was her sister.
"You're not?" one of the nurses asked me.
Now, this was getting ridiculous....But my mom was loving it.
At discharge on Friday, the pharmacist walked in with my mom's medications. "Whoa...." She paused in the doorway, looking back and forth between us. "Are you twins?"
I kid you not.
My response: "Yes. Yes we are."