Dr. Slayback waited for a bit as the numbing medication took effect.
“Alight, I’m going to start. You’re being really brave Jenny,” he said.
I asked to see the needle he was going to use to sew my leg up. He held it up for me to see.
“Is it going to hurt?” I was on the verge of panic again.
“No, not at all.”
I closed my eyes and gripped Mom’s hand again.
A minute or two went by.
“Are you going to start?” I asked.
“I’ve already started,” was Dr. Slayback’s reply.
I was shocked at the fact that I didn’t feel anything at all. I opened my eyes to see what he was doing.
Then something really strange happened. I became fascinated at what was going on. I sat up and was transfixed — then watched as he slipped the needle from one side of my wound to the other.