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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.
Current Mood: stressedstressed
~morpheus0013 on September 2nd, 2012 05:37 am (UTC)
While I respect your experience, I found my surgical far more painful and traumatic than either of my medical abortions.

The pain from a medical DOES vary a great deal from woman to woman, and I only speak up because I hate to see women potentially scared off of having a medical when it can really be the better option for certain situations and personalities.
leskay: pic#113396407leskay on September 2nd, 2012 01:11 pm (UTC)
Fair enough. Were you under twilight anesthesia for the surgical? It sounds like probably not and that could certainly be a big factor. I was so I felt zero pain during and none after either. My only experience with medical is second hand but the friends of mine that had medical had very painful experiences and I think that's common and someone needs to be prepared for that if they choose that route. I absolutely agree it's the "right" choice for some women though because of the privacy, being less invasive, and the other reasons of course you know as you chose one.