Pretty much a month ago I wrote quite a long post about my thoughts on the pill. You guys were amazing and gave me lots to think about in your lovely comments. And I think I also promised an update when I had given more thought to what to do next. So here we are an update!
I went to see a lovely nurse at the family planning clinic who talked me through my options and allowed me to talk about my opinions and my experiences. Really a girl you are completely right that a family planning clinic is the right place to go for contraceptive advice.
And so on Friday I went back to the same clinic and had a Mirena IUS put in. The Mirena is a coil but is plastic with some progestergen in it which releases slowly over 5 years. So I now don’t have to worry about contraception until 2015! My decision to get the coil was mainly because I didn’t want to still be on the pill, as I had said it was giving me trouble, and also because I don’t plan on having kids anytime soon.
It hurts though, to get it put in. If you do decide to do it take strong painkillers first. I wish I had done this, it would have made it a little easier. But the doctor was great, very supportive, talked me through it all and really made me feel at ease.
Right now it’s still a little odd feeling, I’m still getting slight cramps, much better than yesterday and Friday afternoon and hopefully tomorrow will continue to improve. If anyone has got one in any thoughts on how long it took them to settle in would be great. I’ll start to get concerned on Tuesday/Wednesday if it still doesn’t feel right.
Anyhow, thank-you again for all your support, I truly appreciate all of you peeps who read, comment and come along on this journey with me.