Tuesday, May 5, 2009

I.U. Waaaaah ;)

IUD placement totally sucked. As most are aware I have tendency to pass out. I get inside my head too much. It's a wonder I made it through the birth of two children. As soon as he began measuring my uterus, I heard the blood start rushing in my ears. I told them I was going to pass out but no one even glanced at me. Shawn figured they didn't hear me so he said, usually when she says that it's going to happen within seconds. At that point I think my doctor turned to look at me, saw I was deathly pale and sweaty so he did the usual, told me to take deep breaths. I had already been doing that. He asked if I wanted him to remove everything and I knew if he didn't I wouldn't last much longer. I was given a cold washcloth and told we'd try again once I felt better. Eventually, the sweating stopped and the tingling faded and we were able to continue. Had I known how painful it was going to be to start over, I wouldn't have had him remove everything. And that was with vicodin and numbing spray. After that it was over quickly. I felt fine so I just got up to put my clothes on. Bad idea. I ended up laying on the floor waiting for the nausea to fade. I still had to make an appointment for an ultrasound. It wasn't easy to stand there while they scheduled it. I was out of it on the way home. I'm having cramping on the left side of my uterus that radiates down to the middle of my thigh. I don't think I'll have it done again in five years. At that point we should have decided whether we're having more kids or if my husband can be snipped. Who knows maybe male birth control will be available by then. I think I'll need another vicodin to fall asleep tonight. I'm hoping not because I don't like the way they make me feel. Which makes me wonder why anyone would want to use them to get high? It's not really a great feeling and it only lasts a little while. I just don't see the point. Today was the first time I ever even had vicodin. I expected to feel totally doped up and out of it. Meh, only so-so on both accounts. Now if I hadn't come super close to passing out several times today, I would have it done again but I hate that feeling. We'll see how I feel about it in a few years after not having a period for a while. Oh and the ultrasound? That's for the pain I've been having since my daughter was born. Fourth pelvic ultrasound I've had in four years. He also said we could more accurately check the placement of the IUD that way. After that, I think my who-who will take a break from public viewing. It's had enough exposure for a long while.

4 comments:

Beth said...

Ouch, Jamie, I'm so sorry it was such a bad experience. I hope the discomfort is very temporary, and that you'll feel better later today.

Vicodin, Vicodin...how I love thee. I could totally become addicted to the stuff. I haven't had any for years...I think the last time was maybe 15 years ago when I had some wisdom teeth taken out. I remember it being not so much a feeling of being high, but just incredibly mellow...like the pain was still there, but I just didn't care.

Feel better, hon. Love, Beth

cw2smom said...

Oh how I can relate to what you went through for that little device! I recall my horrifying experience too! Yikes! It's great that you can leave them for that length of time, but you pay hell for that when it's time to take it out!! A couple of years ago I had a polyp removed from my cervix and I couldn't believe the cramping, bleeding and nausea. I got that faint feeling as well and I think I was in shock! Not fun at all!! Bless your heart, you are just having the works lately, huh! Hang in there kiddo! Love, Lisa

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

Male birth control exist now, it is called "snip - snip".

Adirondackcountrygal said...

I had the same type of pain after. It does go away after a while. You are lucky to have Vicoden, I was given NOTHING!