Could not have asked for a better experience

by hitcher2be

I had an abortion one week ago. I’m twenty and my husband and I made the decision that we were not ready for a child yet, although we plan on having them in a few years.

He did all the research and insisted I didn’t look anything up because of all those pro-life sites that try to scare you out of it with statistics. He found a place in town that had been open since Roe vs Wade and seemed clean. We chose that place because it was on a private street so there would be no fear of protesters, and it was a nice free standing building. It seemed like as ideal a place as any.

They would heavily sedate me because I had my husband there to drive me home and take care of me. I was scared as hell, but the day came and I went. The worst part about it was that I was holding my head high on the belief that my husband would be there holding my hand, but it turns out he wasn’t allowed out of the waiting room. I got past that devestation with how kind and supportive the staff was to me. I had an ultrasound, and they didn’t show me the monitor or anything horrible like that. They pricked my finger for a blood sample and had me take off my bra before they put in the needle for the IV. That was the worst part of my experience. I hadn’t drank or eaten anything that day per their instruction and for the first time in my life, they were unable to find a vein. I got poked six times by three different people. After that was completed, I was taken into a dimly lit room where there was soft music playing, much like you would experience if you were getting a massage. Everything was designed to relax you. I had to get undressed waist down and lay down on a table with a sheet over me. The doctor came in and introduced himself to me and asked if I had any questions. After he did a quick breast exam, he left and the nurse injected the sedation into my IV. I don’t remember falling asleep, but I was not awake even when they put my feet in the stirrups. I don’t remember a thing, for which I am deeply grateful.

I vaguely remember waking up in a room they put you in after to rest until you can go home. I remember it like a dream though, I was so sedated. They helped me to my car and gave my husband medicine and instructions and said I could eat. I remember waking up sometime on the way home and wanting Sonic. I tried to make a joke about the doctor and terrified my husband cause I said something to the affect that “he did a breast exam cause I have nice boobs and he liked boobs”. I was JOKING, nothing inappropriate happened, but I was in a strange frame of mind and trying to make a joke. I ate without tasting my food on the way home and walked into the house without assistance, still feeling very groggy and dizzy. I ate and fell asleep and stayed asleep for most of the day. I could not have asked for a better experience. I didn’t want to remember the operation, and I didn’t have to.

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