The day I found out, the doctor's voice was calm, as of this were an everyday event.
I listened, thinking will it hurt?
"Not with today's technology," he said, reading my mind. It's "safe and effective."
In a flash I was out, cradled in his hand. He smiled to my new mother, prepped and waiting.
I glanced at my former mother. She cried as her machine powered on.
Tell her I'm sorry, I said, choices are hard.
The Doctor nodded.