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Thursday
Feb082007

MRI Complete

I did it. I lost the coin toss on the MRI machines... only one has the cd player and I lost, so I didn't have Wicked to listen to, but I made it anyway. I only had to go into the machine half-way and my partner touched and rubbed my feet to remind me I could get out of the tube if I needed to. I also made sure I had a pillowcase covering my eyes (half my face) in case I accidentally opened my eyes (if I did, my eyelashes would touch the top of the tube! I could feel my breath, that's how close I am to the top of the thing).

The contrast was not iodine this time, so no barfing, hot feeling or anything at all and the injection was quick and easy.

I'm glad it's over.

I'm going to take a nap and then finish the piece I've been working on for two days about a baby born on the 5th. It's a long, but fun story. Look for it soon!

I'm also still working on a not-so-fun piece about lying midwives and doulas... they are everywhere. Beware!

NgM

Reader Comments (2)

As someone who got a lying midwife, I'd be interested in that piece.

February 8, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I've been reading your blog for some time now and I'm eagerly awaiting this entry.

I'm coming to terms with the fact that I suffered at the hands of a lying midwife when my daughter was born 7 weeks ago (almost 8). She pulled hte placenta out, cut the cord when it was still pulsing, and caused me to hemorrhage and bleed out. All this was done despite my telling her to stop, that the cord was still pulsing...don't cut, and that I just wanted to go to the hospital/eat some placenta/etc...and oh...I don't know.

If you could, I'd really appreciate some advice on how to approach this with her. I had my PP appointment and she barely poked her head in the room. I managed to make eye contact, which she quickly broke, and I saw in her eyes that she knew she fucked up.

I'm still really upset about all of this...and I'm not a non-confrontational person so I don't know how to tell her. Maybe a letter? I'd really appreciate some insight from a midwife.

February 9, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterMonica

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