30 Day Blog Challenge Day 8
Day 8, Wednesday: A piece of advice you have for others. Anything at all.
If I give anyone advice it's always on something that I have been through and have learnt from myself.
My piece of advice would be to choose your contraception carefully. Now this may seem like an odd thing to write but if I had seen something like this in March of last year my life would be very different now.
So I have always suffered from really bad periods, they would leave me bed bound most days or feeling like I was going to pass out.
In March last year I decided to have the contraceptive implant put in with the hope that it would stop my periods eventually and life would be good! Or so I thought....
Now I won't go into a lot of detail but let's just say that I had a period on the 1st April and it didn't stop until December. No one could figure out why and it was starting to take over my life. I couldn't go out anywhere without carrying spare clothes and a packs of pads, I no longer had a social life and my relationship with Mr C started to suffer. I then became anaemic and ended up in hospital in August. I then thought that I was slowly getting better but I wasn't. So back to the doctors I went (who is the best doctor ever!) and it was decided that I would have the coil fitted to try and stop the bleeding. Now not to scare anyone but a week after having it fitted I woke up on the Sunday morning and thought I was going to die, the pain literally took my breath away, luckily Mr C whisked me off to hospital where I spent 4 days. My body was not happy with something as it was like I was having a miscarriage. Now for the gory part (sorry!). On my second night I was in agony so I rushed to the bathroom and passed a blood clot, not just any old clot but one, I found out the next day, was the equivalent of a 20 week foetus along with the coil. Cue an emergency blood transfusion and about 30 tablets a day.
Here's a picture of me in hospital. I can't thank the John Radcliffe women's department nurses enough,they are fab!
It turns out that having the implant was feeding hormones into the fibroid that had been getting comfortable in my womb for many years!
So please, if you are thinking of changing contraception do a lot of research, I didn't do enough and now I have had to make a lot of difficult decisions that will affect the rest of my life.