Wednesday, August 09, 2006
New Beginning 57
Celia nodded, bit her lower lip and suppressed the tears that she knew would come later. She never imagined it would have been that difficult, that painful, although most of the pain had come from her heart, not her now empty uterus.
Marge came back into the room and gave Celia the water. She drank, hoping it would fill the void space in her body.“Now, you’ll need to take it easy for a few days, and you might feel some of the same things you felt when you had the boys… baby blues, night sweats, your breasts might hurt. And make sure to keep pads close at hand. You’ll probably bleed quite a bit.”
Celia knew Marge from many years of visits to Dr. Porter’s office and she was thankful that there was no contempt in her voice. Maybe Marge understood. Maybe someday Celia would understand.
It just didn't seem right having Dr. Porter perform the abortion, not when it was his child. And that nurse practitioner couldn't be trusted not to spread it all over town, and then Celia's husband would find out. No it had to be Marge.
Celia was just grateful that Marge had that bottle of rum stashed in her janitor's cart. It made the thought of the untrained woman performing the procedure so much easier to bear.
Continuation: Kathy Collins