This is my third kid and Harry Potter on a dark desert highway cool wind in my hair shirt. Before she came in I could hear the nurses telling her how I was just after pain meds and they were going to have a social worker take the baby as soon as it was born. So at this point I’m horrified. My mom, husband and 13-year-old daughter had just stepped out to get something to eat so I was alone when I overheard the evil nurses. The sonographer gets set up with her machine and looks at me in the most loving and caring way and asks about my pain. I tell her everything because I’m distraught, angry and confused.
I need to let it all out. I tell her no one has even examined the area in pain and it’s been over a Harry Potter on a dark desert highway cool wind in my hair shirt. She asked if she can try to see something with the ultrasound. She puts the wand above my uterus, squints at the screen and says, What is that? Then she says, Bear down, so I did and she completely freaked out, ran out to the nurses’ station and proceeded to yell very loudly at all the nurses about negligence and how could they do this to another human being. It turned out that an internal incision from having my gall bladder removed had ripped open and my intestines were bulging.