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Thursday, August 22, 2019

10 out of 10 experience (there were SNACKS)

Posted By on Thu, Aug 22, 2019 at 3:53 PM

I had to get an abortion here in NS a few months ago, and as a young individual who absolutely could not tell my parents, I was understandably terrified. However, what I found was that Nova Scotia has a GREAT abortion set up. It's super-easy to self-refer to the Women's Choice Clinic, and set up the necessary appointments and everything (the wait time is minimal). When they call you, it's a blocked number so no one around you get suspicious. It's all run by women, and everyone is so nice. At no point did anyone try to convince me against getting an abortion, and all the nurses and doctors were so nice.

The actual day-of process was smooth, the waiting rooms have couches, colouring books, snacks and music playing. There are lots of other women there going through the same thing, and honestly it's a very supportive atmosphere. You can opt to have pain killers and an anti-anxiety med to calm you down. Afterwards you are given a popsicle (& more snacks) and you go to a recovery room until you are ready to go. You are also referred to a psychologist if you feel you need it (not mandatory). Not only was the entire process free, but easy as well. The full process for me took less than two hours, from 8-9:30am. I was the first of my group to go, so it may have been a bit longer for others, but very efficient altogether. Literally the only downside was that music was also playing in the surgery room, and now "Brown Eyed Girl" is forever tainted. (But honestly not really because not one part of this experience was traumatic or scary because of the care taken for the women.)

I'm so happy Nova Scotia has such accessible abortions, and such a wonderful set-up to support women. 10 out of 10 best hospital experience ever, please don't be afraid of feel ashamed. <3
—Young, Sometimes Dumb, But Well Taken Care Of
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Friday, August 2, 2019

Keys to kindness

Posted By on Fri, Aug 2, 2019 at 9:59 AM

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Saturday morning at the Joe Howe Superstore I locked my keys and cell in my car. I had my daughter with me and we were on our way to go camping. I was very distressed and asked this guy if I could use his cell to call someone to help me. When I couldn't remember anyone's numbers because, well, they're all in my contacts, he drove us to my apartment to get my spare keys and then even drove us back to the car. I just wanted to say thank you so much. If you ever need anything you know where I live ( if you can remember lol). I hope you had a good time at the wedding you were going to, and that there were not too many cow patties.
—So Thankful
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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Good Samaritan on Inglis!

Posted By on Tue, Jul 23, 2019 at 4:12 PM

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THANK YOU SO MUCH, PAM! For finding and returning my nerdy Star Wars wallet, still with cash.
—Dumby Who Left His Wallet On The Back Of His Truck
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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Wonderful hospital staff

Posted By on Tue, Jan 22, 2019 at 12:41 PM

I had a parent taken to the hospital for emergency surgery for this week. I was scared to death, but all of the hospital staff were so kind. Thank you so much for taking care of my family. I'm forever grateful.
—Thankful child
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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Freedom

Posted By on Tue, Jun 26, 2018 at 10:33 AM

For years—long before I met you, long before I came here—I had the strong vibes of wanting to be free but I had mistaken it for wanting to run. Or maybe I wanted both.

You and I often spoke about how I felt held back by others where I was from and how they would do anything to see me stuck living in the misery that was left when my adoptive parents passed. In all honesty, I had forgotten what it felt like to be told that I can break free and start my entire life over.

But most importantly, that I can do anything I wanted with my life and what I wanted most was to be able to live my life again. And so, you pulled at my heartstrings and unintentionally brought up memories. Yet you never once laid a finger on me. You let me scream out and cry. But you were not going to take the blame for someone else and you were right in not doing so. You remained supportive and encouraging long enough so that you could cut me loose and you disappeared after you helped me get my life back. Now, several months later for the first time in years, I feel alive again and I feel free. Thank you.
—T

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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Can't Say It Out Loud

Posted on Wed, Jun 8, 2016 at 9:45 AM

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Just had a birthday—quietly, telling no one and being contacted by no one. The price I pay for bad life choices, burned bridges. But you still lift me up, all the time, the only one in my life who congratulates me on accomplishments, shares a drink or conversation, shows up. And I do the same right back! There's no shortage of people around, but only one who sees me for me, and who I hope gets equal joy from time with me. —So Inappropriate
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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Thank You

Posted on Tue, Sep 29, 2015 at 4:00 AM

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I know we’ve never met, and only spoke once ever so briefly on the phone many years ago, but there are a few things I would like to say.

First of all I know you felt the she and I had some kind of secret relationship going on behind your back, but I would like to take this time to quell those anxieties, she was always 100% true and faithful to you she never broke her vow and never once cheated on you.

She is truly a remarkable woman.

Now I would also like to take the opportunity to say thank you for being the type of “man” you are, one who gave of himself so freely over and over again to so many without any thought of your own relationship and the person you were married to.

But most of all I would like to thank you for being self centered and shallow enough to pack up and move away.

I know it sounds funny… me thanking you for leaving… but I have to say that in this truly selfish and cowardly act of yours, you allowed me the opportunity to reconnect with the most amazing woman, someone so kind, and caring, with a so much to offer and asks only the same in return.

I’m not the most religious person but in this instance I am blessed.

I am just humbled that you would choose to pack up and walk away from such a wonderful woman and allow me the opportunity to start building a life with her and share all of our hopes and dreams together we’re looking at a big bright and wonderfully happy future together, we’re not sure where we will end up but it will be happy and together all thanks to you.

I know… I know… I sound like a broken record but I am just dumbfounded how a “man” such as yourself would be so gallant as to run off with another man’s wife, so that I could be happier than I have ever been with a truly remarkable woman your selfishness and self-centredness has paved the way for us to be really and truly happy.

So I’ll end this by again saying thank you for being the “man “ you are and I hope you understand what you’ve lost because I certainly know what I’ve gained.

—Thankful

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