Thursday, March 09, 2006

Sweet Freedom

I got an IUD, and it's the best thing I've ever done.

There is a lot of talk about the potential problems, but it was so easy! The first couple days were painful, but since then, it's been wonderful. And the beautiful thing is… no worries.

It is amazing the change in me now that there's no paranoia. No worries until 2011! It boggles my mind. Even when I was on depo, there was a paranoia there, especially because I'd sometimes lose track of when I was due for a shot. I would get so concerned about the potential for pregnancy that ir was affecting our sex life… I feel so content knowing that I don't have to worry about that anymore. There is nothing at all that scares me more than getting pregnant.

I've had pregnancy scares in the past, and it's been a difficult thing to bring up to some friends. I even had one friend, when I called her in relief when I finally took a test and wasn't pregnant, say "don't worry, it'll happen when the time is right." I wasn't upset! I was elated! There have been countless times where I've been one day from buying a pregnancy test before I finally got my period.

To think that I'm free from worries for the next five years… it doesn't get better than that.


Anonymous said...

Very belated congratulations on your new "appliance"! I got one myself, just a few weeks before you, in February 2006. I was on the pill for 5 years and while it did what it was supposed to, it also blanked me out emotionally and ruined my sex drive. Hooray for IUDs!

Rebecca said...

I don't know if you'll even get this comment so long after the fact, but I just found your blog, am reading the archived posts, and am wondering how your IUD is working out for you these days. (Sorry if you update later -- I haven't gotten there yet!) I am currently using NuvaRing but am considering switching to an IUD myself. Also, I was curious as to when you got married -- I got married in October 2005 and it sounds like your wedding was close to then. Thanks!