I was looking forward to that sandwich the nurses promised me after an entire day of ice chips. Then my doctor showed me the placenta. That was lovely. Believe it or not, I was still hungry! My epidural was wearing off and I started to feel the excruciating pain from my doctor pushing on my belly to remove the afterbirth. Then doc told me I needed a D&E to remove the rest of it. That was scary. I didn’t really know what was happening and thought my life was in danger.
By the time the surgery and recovery were over and I finally got back to my room, it was 3:30am. I was exhausted, and I wanted to call everyone to give them the exciting news, but I was too tired. In the morning, certain family members arrived who didn’t leave until well after visiting hours. Sometimes, visitors don’t know when to give the patient a break! Needless to say, there was absolutely no time to call all of the people on my list, and I felt bad that I didn’t get a chance to deliver my special announcement to everyone.