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Some people

I spent a half hour on the phone today with one of the two nurses who helped me through my last three hospital visits. One of the two who sent flowers two weeks ago. It was healing to talk with … Continue reading

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Gifts and Surprises

I went to Barnes & Noble today to pick up a new cookbook. The woman at the register was the one who had exchanged a book for me just before Benjamin died. I’d bought a gift for a friend and … Continue reading

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One Month

Benjamin died a month ago today. I am not ready to be bleeding again, but I am. Last night as I was getting ready for bed, I found myself staring at another toilet bowl full of blood. My post-partum bleeding … Continue reading

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An Impossible Situation

I send flowers to the doctor, to the nurses in labor and delivery who took such good care of me, who let me into their hearts. I cancel my appointment with the perinatologist. Why? the voice on the phone asks. … Continue reading

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