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30 August 2012 @ 10:24 pm
 
So I just had my first appointment with Planned Parenthood and it turns out I'm 7 weeks 1 day, just slightly past the deadline for the medical abortion. I was admittedly upset when the lady told me this during my ultrasound, because it was what I wanted. It seemed less invasive, and being in the privacy of your own home surrounded by comfort seemed the better choice. But then I sat down with a nurse who reassured me she'd choose surgical if she were in my situation and reminded me that it was "less than a 10 minute procedure."

I've been stressed out since Monday when I found out I was pregnant (3 positive tests later and me almost not believing it) and it doesn't help that my boyfriend doesn't quite 'get' it. He's very supportive and I'm lucky to death that he doesn't feel the way my parents do about the procedure; but sometimes I feel like it's impossible for anyone else to grasp the situation. And sometimes I feel alone and angry because of it.

I'm not ashamed at ALL, nor do I feel any guilt or am unsure of my decision. But I am really nervous. As nice as the nurse was and all the PP staff, I still don't really know what to expect when I go in for surgery Tuesday. I'm hoping some of you lovely ladies can help me with your experiences.. and advice, to help me not wig out so much.
 
 
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Miss Awesome: pic#80348125in_the_eyes_of on August 31st, 2012 04:21 am (UTC)
I had a surgical abortion earlier this month, I was about 12 weeks pregnant due to IUD failure. I wish I would have known earlier because I as well, was interested in the medical abortion.

I wasn't nervous about the procedure and I knew 100% that I needed/wanted to go through with it. The receptionist that I spoke to attempted to make the procedure sound like unicorns and rainbows. I chose not to have anything for pain/sedation, aside from a "numbing" injection to the cervix which was absolutely pointless. The worst part of the entire situation, aside from waiting (several hours of waiting), was the dilation process. I'm not going to lie or sugar coat it... it fucking sucked. It was by far the most painful thing I've experienced. I would consider myself to have a high tolerance for pain... IUD insertion was nothing, I've had broken bones, etc... nothing even comes close. Now... everyone is different, so I hope you're not going to be turned off by "horror stories."

My biggest complaint is that I had my abortion on August 9th... and I'm still bleeding. I'll go maybe one random day with absolutely no bleeding and I think I'm in the clear and then... SURPRISE, it's back. Waiting the two weeks until you can insert anything into the vagina was terrible, I hate pads. I was so excited to be able to use tampons/menstrual cup.. but the bleeding is really getting old at this point.
theskyyends: cautiontape gagatheskyyends on August 31st, 2012 01:29 pm (UTC)
have you called the clinic? because its unusual to bleed that long. take care of yourself
Miss Awesome: pic#80348125in_the_eyes_of on August 31st, 2012 05:58 pm (UTC)
The clinic told me and gave me papers that said I could have off and on bleeding for up to 6 weeks after the procedure. I also read similar things online; however, I've read a lot that people bled for a few days and were good to go. It's also very possible that there was a period mixed in during that time but I honestly couldn't tell any difference.

I will be making an appointment with Women's Health and Wellness next week because I need to discuss ordering another IUD and I want to talk with my doctor about scheduling a tubal as well.
theskyyendstheskyyends on August 31st, 2012 06:04 pm (UTC)
you poor dear, like i said, take care of yourself. meant it out of concern