So I was speaking with this friend of mine who’d given birth a mere 10 hours back. And she sounded like she was just home after a day of pampering at a five-star spa – cheerful, brimming with excitement and totally well-rested!
‘Did you sleep well last night?’, I timidly asked her.
‘Oh yes, very well!’, she replied. ‘The stiches in my vagina hurt a bit, but the doctor gave me some painkillers, so I am feeling absolutely fine now.’
All this, spoken in the most casual way possible, as if she was talking about a mild headache that was only vaguely troubling her, rather than VAGINAL STITCHES whose very mention had me trembling ten miles away at the other end of the telephone!!!
Is it just me or does this sound scary to you too?