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WeWriWa - August 23, 2015 - Missi Wanderin' in the Woods
Welcome back, sorry I'm running behind. Back to school has thrown my schedule askew. Popping back into the Italian hospital room . . . Several more people had wandered in and one even left the door propped with his foot.
I glanced at Charlie, nervous, feeling Italian eyes burning through my skin. This was more embarrassing than when I had
to give a urine sample at the post clinic and, while trying to manage my
four-year-old and two-year-old, wound up spilling the entire cup of pee in my pants.
“Ask if I get a sheet,” I begged.
The nurse produced a piece of a sheet,
wide as a wash cloth and long as about five of them. I wiggled out of my
clothes as he tried to shield me with the sad excuse for a sheet. “I had no
idea it would be like this.” Over the sheet, I watched as the nurse unfurled
two giant metal stirrups from the end of the exam table; ones that resembled massive
candy canes and, if I was looking at them right, my feet didn’t rest in them,
but my legs went up and over them. A
fleeting vision of King Henry VIII’s torture chamber popped into my mind. A
deep cramp bent me over the table. Thanks for popping by. To get back to the other Weekend Writing Warriors, click here!