Thursday, March 11, 2010

Flash Friday 55: Childish Pain?



The sudden, searing pain made her gasp...falter...

        taking her by complete surprise.

         NO! 

This isn't what she bargained for.
          She's not ready. 
                    She can't be forced to do it this way.

Emotions boil to the surface  
                         spewing forth in streams of curses; hateful words.

She had but one demand:

"I want that epidural NOW!"

Courtesy of Getty Images

I am participating in Flash Friday 55. This weekly meme is brought to you by G-Man over at Mr. Know it All. The object is to write a story or prose in exactly 55 words. Come join us and link your 55 over in Mr. Know it All's comment section.

35 comments:

Steven Anthony said...

I am so glad Im a boy;) ouch!

Thom said...

Ouch! I've heard it is horrible. Makes me glad I'm a man I tell you. Well done and great picture to go with :) Happy Friday.

Debbie said...

This is great! I always recommend the epidural as soon as possible...oh it is wonderful, and no pain at all!!~

Jingle said...

thank you so much for the comment,
Sweet dreams!

Tortuga said...

Haha! Oh do I remember that fun. They told me to start pushing and only then did they realize I was in the wrong kind of bed. You don't know pressure until they tell you to "hold the pushes" while they switch beds on you. To this day my Hubby wonders why they even bothered to switch them. I know it was no joy for me either, lol.

Brian Miller said...

lol. yeah i second the i am glad i am a boy...whew. flashbacks. our first was rough, the second made up for it in ease. great 55.

g-man said...

Polly...
Owowowowowowowwwwwwwww!
Excellent 55 My Dear!
In this case I'm so glad that I DON't feel your pain!
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End...G

Alice Audrey said...

Ah, but talk to her in a few hours and everything will be wonderful.

Tracy said...

The best possible, most perfect pain of all

Amanda said...

Great piece of prose! I've never had an epidural, although I will sheepishly admit to asking for one with my first child-- I just waited too long to request it! So glad it happened that way, because I learned that I was stronger than I knew. With the others, I was able to go into it knowing it was going to be very painful, but feeling empowered to get through it.

My name is PJ. said...

Polly, this is beyond excellent! And the accompanying photo is like the frosting on a cake.

Well written! And all us mothers are saying, "AMEN!"

Pat said...

Hi Polly
I enjoyed your poem and I couldn't help but to laugh,because I know what it's like tying to bear that pain!!!! Woooweeee Thank God for that "epidural" oh yea!!!! :)

the domestic mama said...

ooooo. Labor. I was in it for 16 hrs.Ow.

Julie Schuler said...

Two kids. Two failed epidurals. I still hate that anesthesiologist.

***Holly*** said...

Wow! That's exactly what it's like! Awesome job!

Peter Stone said...

Well said! And that's exactly what my wife said. Though the sneaky nurses made her wait until too late, so she only got pethadine and had to deliver the old fashioned way.

My 55 is School Lunch

Willoughby said...

With my first, they had me on Pitocin all night so I was having back to back contractions without a break in between. I was so exhausted that I didn't even realise I was sobbing! When the new nurse came on shift she said "Honey, you need an epidural." As soon as it kicked in I wanted to sleep. Of course, then they decided to do a c-section so I didn't get my nap.

KimJohnson said...

Ha. I love it!

Rhonda said...

Love this! I'm actually looking forward to going through this again in September :)

All I can say is, epidurals are a woman's best friend :)

Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

Loving this!! And this is why I asked for the epidural the SECOND I checked in!!

clean and crazy said...

yeah, i had a labor like that , with no epi!! it SUCKED!!
I think if more girls went through it without that there would be much shorter welfare line in the world!!!

great 55

Tracie said...

Thanks for the reminder! Glad those days are over.

Buzzard said...

I remember this hospital moment, It was the moment my wife bit me!!

My 55: A Familiar Face

Monkey Man said...

I remember hearing those words. Glad they weren't coming from me. Great 55. My 55 is HERE .

Tattoos and Teething Rings said...

Thanks for the flashbacks. Eeek.

Aleta said...

Woah! The words grab you and you feel the pain! Man oh man.. or is it woman. :)

Michelle Hoad said...

Been there, done that. And done that. And done that. And done that. And done that. The worse possible thing you can hear at that very moment.

Too late!

Lissaloo said...

So not fun, great poem though :)

Nessa said...

oh this is so funny. When my daughter was having her baby she wanted to go au naturale. The water bath, no drugs, midwife, etc.

Needless to say, even though I told her but who listens to their mothers God forbid - she had no concept of the pain. By the time even the morphine no longer worked Nichols was too far in the birth canal for an epidural. At this point my daughter refused to go on. I mean she refused to finish the birthing process. She was so hysterical that her husband, the midwife and three nurses had to leave the room. Guess who had to talk her into finishing. And you have no idea how stubborn my daughter is.

Sh@KiR@ CK said...

Ha ha ha..... I was thinking that it could be.....
Oh I cannot remember, I am still laughing!
Oh, and the headache is gone!
You just cured me!

Polly, you should have put the picture...
way down...then the PUN will be better! or...
use a more DEVIANT picture to MISLEAD.
Just to suggest.

I have a very very rough day.
I choice to visit you last , so that I can
enjoy your joke.

EXCELLENT 55!

Happy 55!
Happy Friday Follow!
Happy Round Robin!
Happy Friday Family!


Have you a ROCKING and SEXY WEEKEND!

hugs
shakira

FLASH FRIDAY-WHEN WILL IT END?

WITH KAJ TANG-REN LINEHAN

Erin said...

LOL. am I allowed to gloat that I had an elective c-section? while my va-jay-jay didn't tear or anything, I wouldn't say the c-section was a peach, either. hee hee

Kimberly said...

I was a chicken when it came to getting pierced in the spine. Just thinking about the shot makes me gag a little. I think that might be why I stopped at 2, and the "ring of fire" YeS!! I know why it is called the "RING OF FIRE" I had to take a epi. for the first after I could not relax. They told me "Take an epi, or we will have to do a c-section." I took the epi, and watched my husband turn as white as the walls. He just became a part of the wall. The 2nd one...no shots! Not because I was brave...because I hate shots!

Joanna Jenkins said...

And THAT is exactly why I do not have any children.

GREAT 55!!

xo

Eaton Bennett said...

Darn, that made my toes curl and a sweat break out on my brow...I've done that seven times, never had an epidural. Couldn't bear the thought of an epidural while in labor. Very well written 55! :))

My 55 is on Passionate Fiction.

Unknown Mami said...

Perfect!

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