Wednesday 26 November 2008

I think I'm broken.

I gave birth to our sweet tiny lost son George on the 20th October.

I have a hard time describing that day except in flashes of panic, pain, disbelief, agony, kindness, morphine haze, blood, tears and more and more tears.

Rushed back to hospital on the 28th October, gushing blood and huge scary clots, blood pressure down below the floor, heart rate erratic, three whopping bloody painful venflon cannulas in my arms, emergency D&C in the middle of the night. Transfusion; two units of blood. More pain. More drugs. Morrrppphhhinnne... I like morphine: I'm thinking of becoming an addict. Having to call a nurse three times to see my pee after they took the catheter out. Anemic.

Three days later: went home, bled, didn't bleed, bled, didn't bleed. Cried, didn't cry, cried. Blogged. Cried.

Saw Dr on 20th November, highish temperature, infection, more antibiotics. Better.
Bleeding getting slowly heavier since then, crampy, bit ikky clotty. Dr doesn't think it's a period yet, thinks there might be something still needing to come out, warns me I might pass a large clot at some point. Will be phoning me every morning until something changes, or doesn't. I'm scared of my own blood.

Don't want to go back to hospital. Nope. Uh uhh.


Today I'm waiting...


  1. i don't think i am broken, i know i am broken. i am out of words. i am out of blog posts. i am out of reasons to go on in this world. fuck that sounds dramatic. guess it is. i was always told not to wish my life away. well, i would now very much like to wish this part of my life away. get it over with. get me to the next bit of my life. childless motherhood? not so fun.

  2. Oh Barbara, I'm so sorry. The emotional bleeding is bad enough without your body joining in the action like that. I hope it stops. Thinking of you and George today.

  3. I'm so sorry, Barbara. The first period for me was hard as it was this finality that yes, you really are no longer pregnant and you better get used to it. May I suggest Fentanyl - way more powerful than morphine! Sending you hugs & strength,

  4. Barbara - this post is really raw. You bring me right back. I apologize for not updating the wall last week. I am a bit behind but will definately get there this Friday!

    Sweet George.



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