I found myself Google-ing D&C before the actual procedure. I wanted to be prepared I guess. First time with anything is scary and intimidating right? More so when it involves anesthetics and scrapers in your lady parts, ouch! What I learned from my “research” was that there is no knowing how your body will react. The procedure part is almost the same but the how you heal after is not quite as straight forward.

I arrived at the hospital nice and early. I started fasting from 7:30am. I had a piece of bread and my bp meds. I wasn’t in any mood to eat. The procedure was scheduled at 4pm. When I got to the hospital, I went to registration to get admitted. They took me to the ward to rest before the procedure. They did take my blood pressure a couple of time. I stayed in the room and watched TV like a sick person on the bed 😀

At 2:30 I got dressed in my surgical gown and the anesthetist dr came to introduce himself. Explained his part in the whole gig and left. I was really glad that they don’t put in your cannula until you are actually in the operating theater and about to go under. I hate those things! They wheel me to the OR and I remembered feeling cold. Dr P came in and said hi then they put the oxcigen mask on me and asked me to take a deep breath, at the same time the anesthetist put in my cannula which really hurts that was all I remembered. I woke up in recovery with a whole lot of semi-conscious people around me.

There was quite a bit of pain and discomfort after. The dr gave me pain meds to deal with this. I only took the pain pill for the first day. I didn’t need it after that. I did bleed and pass some clots until the next day like a heavy period. After that the bleeding subside quite a bit but I still bleed a very small amount until yesterday. That’s 2 weeks plus total.

The truth is I miss being intimate with my dh. There has been a lot of pain both emotionally and physically that has left us having to tip-toe around each other afraid of setting off a ticking time bomb. Now that the bleed has finally stopped and I’m done with my 2 weeks ‘pantang’ (confinement), I’m ready to practice trying again the old fashion way 😉 and like they say…practice makes perfect!