The day before…
Tomorrow is our trip to out patient surgery for the D and C. Today we went to the hospital and I went through the admission process to prepare for the surgery. One thing I had to do today was to give some blood. This is one of my least favorite things to do ever. I have had bad experiences with needles and blood and sometimes don’t have the stomach for it. I have put my fears behind me when it has come to giving blood for our child, but before vacation and today things were a little different. Still, today I went in to give blood and met a very nice nurse, Cathy. When I sat in the chair I explained that sometimes that I had a hard time giving blood. I told her I tried to hydrate myself, but that nurses usually found it difficult to locate my veins. I think she sensed my anxiety. She spoke to me about my small veins but didn’t make me feel fear about not locating them. She asked if I was from out of town or if Iwas local. She wanted to make sure that I wouldn’t have any difficulty locating the place where I needed to go. She spoke comforting words about the procedure that I would be having tomorrow. She volunteered information about her miscarriage and explained how she felt when she had to go through the process. It was awesome to speak to someone that had gone through this. She said that after finding out about the loss of her child her mom said not to worry that she could try again and she would have a baby next time. She told me “I told mom, but I wanted that baby”. I told her that was exactly how we felt. We had friends that told us that it will be okay and we can try again later. I told Cathy that I know we will be okay in the future, but right now it sucks. She liked that and completely agreed.
What a wonderful and comforting experience that was. She made P and I feel very comforted by her words.
What a wonderful woman. It makes a world of difference to have someone so understanding help you through things.
I hope you’re doing ok.
What a special encounter. It sounds like you met this nurse at just the right moment.
I’m thinking of you both today.
I hope you have the same kind of supportive staff for the D&C that you did for the admission process. Take care.
So sorry you’re having to go through this, but I’m glad part of what must be a terrible experience was made a tiny bit better by finding a sympathetic and empathetic nurse. You’re both in my thoughts.