Hey all you lovelies
So I'm on day three after having a ten-year copper coil fitted and thought I'd share my experiences so far in case anyone's curious or wants to know more. Everyone's different though, these are just my thoughts.
I'd already had a failed fitting as my cervix is tiny, so when I turned up I was pretty nervous with a pulse rate of 109 but the doctor at the FPC was lovely and although very blunt ("It will hurt") also strangely comforting and hilariously patronising funny ("are you brave enough to take a little prick?" ) The nurse was brilliant - a wonderful hand holder and story teller, and totally hilarious. We shared many giggles.
First, the injection in my cervix which they gave because I'd had a failed insertion last time. It honestly was no worse than a smear test and I wondered what I'd been so nervous about. Then the doc dilated my cervix, measured my womb (felt slightly crampy but not painful), swabbed some blood away (that was the weirdest feeling, like scraping in my vagina ) and inserted the coil which felt a bit more pinchy but still not painful..
I had to stay lying down ("stop raising your head! ") because the doctor was being very careful after that high pulse rate reading and she kept asking me how the pain was. There were strong cramps, like early labour pains, but nothing unbearable, and finally, after ten minutes, I was cleared to go with strict instructions to let my OH do everything for a day! (he was brilliant, if a bit stuck with making poached eggs )
I'm still crampy but nothing unbearable, and it's easing every day. My womb, although definitely with a sense of having 'been through something' feels kinda happy and as though all will be well, so after numerous meddling with horrible hormonal contraceptives I'm hoping I've found my method!
I'll update a few more times over the coming months
Hope it's helped.
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Copper coil diary
Starbelle · 09/08/2015 10:46
Hey all you lovelies
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