Reposted from October 2007
Well, my period finally arrived and with a vengeance… which I suppose is understandable for the first one after that sort of procedure.
So I rang my doctors this morning to make the appointment for the IUD fitting. There I was thinking it would be easy enough to sort out. In the end, there was actually only one available appointment in the required time frame – 2.45 today. This meant that I could not go to work so will not get paid :(
However, I was not really in any position to argue since the option to wait until next month was not very appealling and there was no guarantee that making an appointment to fit in with my shifts, my cycle and their booking schedule will be any easier. So let’s get it over with. It didn’t help that I saw a friend who was telling me how her new Mirena coil had been fitted under general anaesthetic because the gynaecologist had said it would be too painful to do whilst she was awake as she hadn’t had children. Mind you, she was there for medical reasons other than just plain contraception so maybe there were other factors.
Whatever, I went for the appointment full of trepidation and got on the couch. The speculum went in fine and I lay there for about 15 minutes whilst she prodded about and I experienced discomfort ranging from mild to pregnancy panting scale but she couldn’t get my cervix to open to admit the dilator. This is a fairly common problem in women who have not given birth naturally. She was hoping that the fact that I had dilated to 7cms in my first pregnancy before my emergency caesarean would be enough but they only have one size of dilator in the surgery and it was too big to insert into the aperture being provided.
Fortunately I have managed to secure an appointment tomorrow morning at the local Family Planning clinic where they have several different sizes of dilator so they can start with the smallest and work up. As you can imagine, I am viewing the prospect with a great deal of enthusiasm… NOT!
If I didn’t like sex so much…
Originally posted 2007-10-08 09:13:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter