I had a medical abortion in October.

I had a medical abortion in October. My partner and I had discussed what options we had and felt that now was not the right time. (Selfish, I know). I had to go through the procedure without him as he was away with the Armed Forces. I had the first appointment which was ok. I didn’t have any pain at all. Then I went back for my second appointment. I got home and then two hours later (at 4pm) it all began. It was horrible. The pain wasn’t unbearable but hurt. All of a sudden I felt it all come away. I have never been so scared in my life. I though it was never going to end. At about 8pm I had a shower as I thought the end had come. But then half an hour later, it all began again. The nurse phoned to see how I was getting on and she seemed happy with the progress. The next day I was tired and emotional but however was very glad the whole thing was over. I went back to the hospital two weeks later for another scan. She said she could see a mass in my womb. She didn’t seem that bothered by it and I kind of left feeling unsure of what to do next. She did say that it would come away itself but she was unsure when. It came away two weeks later which was a bit weird. Editor’s note: Thanks for sharing your story with us…As with other women, you seem preoccupied with the procedure and how it affected you physically. You didn’t have a very straightforward time but felt the pain side of it was at least manageable. I wonder how well you are doing emotionally now. Perhaps if your partner is still away, you might be feeling the need to connect with someone about your experience. If you would like to offload a little to someone, you can call the helpline to talk it through or visit your nearest centre for some support.

This story was sent in on 25/02/2009

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