“You are putting an object in your body… Just the idea scares me – I would never” – Anonymous friend
Deciding to go with a long term medical procedure as the IUD is not for everyone. I chickened out several times before thinking like Nike and “just did it”.
Till this day, although I have my full reasoning in Part 1 of this series, I am not sure how I got past my fear of the gynecologist, pain, etc. and did it.
I went to my consultation alone, as the boyfriend I had at the time did not care much about me to come for support – I didn’t ask/he should have offered – okay maybe I’m just being petty ahora. I remember walking in telling myself: “This is just a consultation, you go in ask questions, get out no commitment”. As soon as I walked into the room and sat down with the nurse I told her: “let’s not waste our time, I’ve done my research, I want the copper IUD.” – Talking about assertion! Usually, they spend a half hour talking to you about different birth control methods, etc. followed by the sentence: “well, I’ll let you think about it”. Which ends up in an unnecessary additional visit to the clinic – No thanks, gas and time are no free amenities.