Monday, January 19, 2009


I'm on twitter, although I am still not one of the cool kids, but I'm getting there.

This is me, here. I've left it open for now, so if you want to follow me, go for it, but I can't promise anything profound. More likely lame. I have to say that the nicest feature of Twitter is that you can see exactly who is following you, unlike with blogs where anyone can subscribe or click and secretly lurk.

Which reminds me, it's De-Lurking week, so come on out people!!!

(Okay, that was last week or the week before, but so what, I'm a day late and a dollar short all the expected fast on this?)

I have likely gained back a few pounds. My darling evil husband decided that if I had one beer, he should buy me a bottle of wine, and tempted me with many many sugary treats. So I cheated, and now I am getting back on the wagon sugar wise. A little is fine, but not this much.

I was very disturbed to read this story. I thought that things were getting better, but I guess not. This happens too often people, for women going through stillbirths and miscarriages. I remember telling some politicians and staff about this issue and they didn't believe me. They figured it was just more raving from the crazy dead baby lady. Not quite. At the end it talks about the laundry staff having to be treated for shock. Yeah, I'll bet. PTSD, nightmares, depression, flashbacks.

The trauma is overwhelming.

Trust me, I know.


  1. delurking here. ;)

    Did you get my email I sent today?

  2. As I said on my blog, this wasn't the first time (by far) I've read about a case like this in the past 10 years. And until they start establishing some uniform protocols around how stillbirths should be handled, it won't be the last. :(

  3. im definitely not a cool kid..i joined twitter altho im not sure i "do" anything worth networking about lol

  4. We had a similar story this week in the UK. A woman who had just miscarried was informed the hospital had been storing the body of the baby she had miscarried 2 years previously without telling her. Truly shocking.

  5. The part that struck me about the story, other than the obvious fuck up, was that the laundry staff were getting counselling and the parents were just notified.

    I cannot even begin to comment on throwing a baby out with the laundry.