I need to thank the people who have taken care of me during this bizarre time. The conflict my family is embroiled in is a big one, and the other side doesn’t seem to have very many scruples (and as soon as I’m well enough, I’m going to the police station and giving a statement on the matter), but I’m trying to do everything in my power to make sure that this doesn’t harm my health or the health of my baby. I have needed a whole lot of help though, and I am glad that there are people, friends, neighbours, and colleagues, who are willing to give that help – from holding my hand in the ambulance to letting me stay the night to putting money on my phone when I’m not well enough to do it myself. Thank you so much. I’m also grateful for the actions of the police that night, because they saw the situation exactly for what it was. With both my mother and fiance having been out of the country, I was home alone and vulnerable as hell (and it needs to be said, pregnancy can make you vulnerable – before you know it, your blood pressure has shot up and you can’t move. Never had that happen before! And what do you know – it’s exactly as unpleasant as it sounds!). I’ve been in scary situations before, but it becomes way scarier when it’s you and your baby, and you suddenly have no idea if either one of you is going to be OK. So yeah. Strange days and all that.
7 thoughts on “After being harassed to the point of it threatening my pregnancy this weekend”
OK, where to start.
1) I’m sorry you’re going through some scary crap right now and glad you have friends and family close enough to offer a hand. I know that offers of help from relative strangers living many thousands of miles away tend not to mean much, but if there is anything I can do please let me know.
2) Holy crap you’re pregnant and engaged!?!?! congratulations and good luck!
I hope you are safe and that the police can deal with this justly.
This sounds like the kind of crazy stuff that goes on here in West Virginia, USA. Russia is not that unique.
Note in the story that they had to go to a store to call the cops. This place is so far out of the world that they don’t have cell phone service (or cable TV or running water)
As Kevin said, I’m not sure how much good an offer of help from many thousands of miles away does you, but the offer is there. If there’s anything that we (I’m volunteering Alex as well) can do, just say the word. Thinking of you.
Engaged, too? Missed that one – congratulations, twice-over!
And get well soon – you are going to be an inspiring and fabulous mother 🙂
Another person far away wishing you well. I hope everything gets better very soon.
Ugh, I’m so sorry, Natalia.
Thank you. I’m trying to take things one day at a time right now. And stay calm and be safe. Which doesn’t always work, but I’m making an effort.