So I have now been a diva for about 25 hours. I am 31 and childless by choice. I live in the US, and have private health insurance, so according to the affordable healthcare act, the Mirena was covered 100%- however, it did take some arguing with the insurance company to ensure that. I went to my appointment by myself, having taken 800mg of ibuprofen about an hour before my appointment. I was a bit nervous, but not bad.
They brought me back, had me give a urine sample, weighed me, and took my BP- everything is good to go. I went into the room, dropped trow, and waited in my lovely paper gown until the doctor came in. The waiting SUCKED!!!
Doctor came in, reviewed that I had no kids, which would make the insertion more uncomfortable, and did I know that? Yes, I assured her I was very well- informed. Also on my period, so that should make it easier. So, in went the speculum- wider that usual, but so far, no sweat. She puts on what i imagine was the tenaculum (cramp!) and decides that I will need to be dialated, so they hunt for the dialators... They find them, and use 2 (cramp!! Cramp!!) and then she puts in the Mirena (CRAMP!) during this process, I have been holding the edge of the table above my head- having something to hang onto helped.
When she placed the Mirena, it felt like she nudged my colon in the process, which was more uncomfortable than everything else she had done. As I broke out in a cold sweat, the doctor mentioned that my uterus tilted to the back. So the tapping of my colon makes sense now, but I am hot all over and sweating slightly. The nurse brings me some water and they tell me I can lay there for a few minutes, so I do.
The doctor then tells me I need to use back-up birth control until my placement verification ultrasound in 4 weeks, but no limitations on sex/ tampons/ etc in there.
Unfortunately, I was unable to get out of my shift at my second job last night, and I was CRAMPTASTIC! I was only there for two hours, and I made it, but just barely. (She also overheard me telling the other waitress that I was quitting because i wasn't making enough money- oops! It probably helped me get out of there.) Got home, went to eat with the hubby, and went to bed, exhausted.
I've been a bit crampy today, but not unmanageable. I am, however, very tired to spite having slept 12 hours last night. Not sure whether to attribute that to the insertion, the Mirena, or having just gotten back from vacation on Tuesday.
Overall, I'm happy so far and I want to thank everyone in this community for all the help/ advice!
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