I had a late medical abortion at 16 weeks and 6 days.
The nurse who looked after me was amazing, and I couldn't have got through the day without her. I had a lot of painkillers but the pain was so intense they made little difference. I know this is because of how far along I was, had I found out earlier it would have been a lot quicker and less painful.
However once it was all over I've never felt so relieved. The pain went away instantly once everything was out and the nurse brought me some food and a hot chocolate and let me rest. It took about an hour for me to feel up to driving but once I got up and started walking around I felt fine. I went on my own to the hospital and I'm glad I did, I wouldn't want to have put anyone else through that with me when there's nothing they could have done to help. Now it's the next day and I feel back to my normal self. The nausea from pregnancy has gone, my tummy feels squishy again (time to get to the gym) and I know I did the right thing. I had a brief 10 minutes of doubt last night but at the end of the day I know I am in no position to raise a child and to have gone through with the pregnancy wouldn't have been fair on either of us. I'm looking forward to getting back to my normal life and want everyone to know that it's ok to not feel guilty if you know you are doing the right thing.