Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Well, that was painful

But not 'get me valium and an epidural' painful, so that is something.

First there was the "you are going to feel a pinch"part. It was a pinch, if you consider something like getting a tetnus shot in your eye a pinch, for comparison purposes. Only unlike the shot, this pinch lasted for a bit longer than 5 minutes.

Then there was "you are going to feel a cramp" and I most certainly DID feel the cramp (while the pinch was still going on) & had to breathe slowly during it, because it was that sort of cramp.

Last there was "you are going to feel a bigger cramp" and that was no lie either (and the pinch was still there). That part really hurt, but only for about 60 seconds.

Once the pinch was done I had a few cramps but they went away. There were occasional twinges in the evening. I took an Advil last night, had some cramps this morning but it seems to be over now.

The actual procedure was painful. But the cramping agony I was expecting after it never happened.

Now I just have to get around the mental issue I have of being afraid to bend over for fear the IUD will rip through my uterus.

Yes, I know that can't really happen, but it'll take a few days to sink it.

12 comments:

Jen said...

The nicest thing about an IUD is that eventually your periods are so light, I haven't had one in years. Enjoy the freedom.

Jodi said...

My daughter said hers was awful and not even a month later had to have it removed because of complications, it was a mess. Good luck to you honey, I hope you are feeling better.

2TooManyHats said...

OUCH! But, so glad you are feeling much better today.

Aunt Becky said...

I'm anxious to get mine. Nervous too. But hey, I'll be able to take The Good Meds then, right?

Rebecca Lynn said...

Oh man that sounded painful!! Hopefully everything goes well with it!!

Jenni Jiggety said...

Eeek. I am glad it wasn't too bad after...but the during part sounds not-so-fun!

Creative Junkie said...

oooooooh, I've always been scared of an IUD for that exact reason!

I hope you feel better today and I've always heard that the benefits far outweigh the discomfort.

Doré said...

I've thought about the IUD, but you've just changed my mind. I think I'll pass, lol

Glad you are feeling better!

Tess said...

Glad all went well-you are brave! Hey, be sure to check out my Wednesday interview today!

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Yeah, what Jen said.

Arlice Nichole said...

Oh! I have been contemplating on getting this.

ptooie said...

They forgot to tell me to take ANYTHING before I went for my insertion, so they gave me an Aleve during blood pressure etc. It was not nearly as bad as I had myself worked up for. Jen's right- the light to nonexistent periods are GREAT. 5 years of worryfree for the price of 2 years of pills (in my situation, anyway).
You will enjoy it. You will forget about it, then enjoy it more when you remember it.