Friday, August 29, 2008

If Ignorance could kill, I'd be dead!

I went by my doctors office today to drop off paperwork for FMLA and SDI. As I am standing at the front desk I hear this girl speaking loudly to another girl waiting. The loud girl is with her newborn baby and starts talking about how pregnancy was the worst experience in her life and anything is better than being pregnant. Then talked about how she had the "induction from hell" and was in labor for 36 hours before she gave birth.

If I wasn't preoccupied with talking to the nurse I seriously might have gone off. There was a time when I was sitting in that waiting room, waiting for my m/c to be confirmed and then sitting in there for my follow up appointment after the D&C. To hear something like that would have devastated me. My OB is also a fertility specialist so there could have been someone waiting there who would give anything to "hate" pregnancy. I would gladly take an "induction from hell" than have to visit my daughter in the NICU.

Ugh. I really hate that certain experiences can make you so bitter and intolerable of other people's ignorance or lack of tact.

1 comment:

freaked-out quarter-lifer said...

hang in there meghan. i wish there was something i could say to make you feel better. just know how many people love you, randy, and hailey. i can't begin to imagine how difficult it must be for you, but that baby is the luckiest little girl in the world because her mommy and daddy love her so much. you guys have had a rough start. keep your chin up, though. everything is going to work out.