Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Nobody told me!!

So its been a long couple of months for me over at the Holt house. I debated whether or not to share my troubles so publicly on my blog. but I sort of feel like its my duty?? is that dumb? ha ha I feel like i need to share this cause nobody told ME that this could happen. and frankly i am a little pissed off about it. you are forewarned that this is entirely a post full of TMI. continue if you feel the need.


About 3 months ago i went to my doctor in search of some birth control options. I do not fare well on the pill and was wondering what my other options were when my dr. explained to me that i should definitely get and IUD because they are wonderful, and everyone loves them and they are good for 5 years, painless and worry free....blah blah blah a whole bunch more horse crap. He just made it sound so perfect and totally talked me into getting one.


Now of course I was dumb enough not to look it up or ask enough questions as to how it was all going to go down. but as I am laying there getting ready for my "just feels like a rough pap test" sort of insertion, the nurse says to me all jokingly, "so you will have to come back in a couple of months and tell me if it was worth it!" ......what??? why?? i am now starting to get a little nervous. He told me it wasn't going to hurt!!??? well lets just all note that a MAN doctor can in no way tell you how it is going to feel. because let me tell you.....it hurt. like. HELL!!! like holy frack i thought i was in labor again or something, and then almost passed out, and then couldn't walk straight for a day or two.


Ok so that was ok, after the first initial couple of days with ALOT of cramping and pinching (which apparently is normal) i thought, ok this might not be too bad after the bleeding stops, maybe it will all be worth it?? then a couple of weeks go by and i am still waiting for that bleeding to stop.....and a few weeks after that i call my dr. and he says to give it a few more weeks. ooookay. this is when i knew something was up. after like 8 weeks i finally went in to get checked and he said all was good and it was in place and yada yada. ok then why am i STILL bleeding and cramping??? wtf?? no answers really. so then 2 weeks later enough was enough i was done, get this thing outta me!!


I went in to get it out and was nervous about it hurting cause of the extremely pain i was in when they put it in. But we didn't quite get that far. two words you REALLY don't want to hear when you are all too vulnerable, spread eagle and in the stirrups...."uh oh" greeeeat what NOW??? "ummm i can't seem to locate it" WHAT??? what do you MEAN?? where the EFF did it go?? (i might have had a few choice words at this point that are not blogger friendly) all he had to say was that i had to get an ultrasound to see where it was so they could "fish" it out. fuuuuuun.


So at this point i am just a tad bit upset, but i calmly go to my ultrasound, only to get zero results and have to then get an x-ray. which you then have to wait like 2 days to get results from. and as i am just walking out the door to my girls night out, i get the call from the doctor saying "yaaaa soo it looks like the IUD has wandered off and gone through your uterine wall and is hanging out somwhere in your abdomen" as i am breaking down into tears and swearing left and right he explains that this happens and i will just have to get it removed. but seriously WHY didn't anyone TELL ME this could happen??? I was told NO potential problems or side effects that could happen with this piece of crap birth control. I mean i am horrible at asking the right questions (i am half retarded) but isn't that their JOB??? geez. aaaannnnyways so that is my story. i have one of these......floating around just above my hip bone apparently.




and I am scheduled to get it surgically removed tomorrow. gag. like REAL put me to sleep shove a tube down my throat, cut me open surgery......sounds like a party eh? I really hope my month is better next month. cause on top of this i got tendonitis in my elbow, the worst tonsillitis of my life, and i have 3 cavities.....what gives?? i hope everyone is having a better month than me!! and while i am sure some people love them and think they are the greatest things since sliced bread, in case you were thinking about getting an IUD as your form of birth control....i personally will not be recommending it to anyone.


23 comments:

Karlene said...

i'm sooo sorry!!!! that is insane, i have heard alot of bad things about them, i'm sorry you didnt :(

i hope everything goes smoothly, just think when it's out you'll be FREE lol, and you might just get pampered ;) lol

mandalee said...

Oh my goodness...that is totally insane Jennie! ((((HUGS)))) Hang in there...things are going to get better!

kyleandtaryn said...

Unbelievable! I am the worst at asking questions, worse than you I'm sure. I think I've signed away my soul on more than one occasion, luckily my husband can be scary and got it back. Ha. I'm so glad you posted this, I had NO IDEA something like this could happen.

I hope it goes well and that you are back to your self soon. Good luck!

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suzie said...

My doctor would not put mine in for me, she referred me to someone who puts them in all the time. I really think you need someone who is experienced. This is why I go to female doctors only. I've had no problems. That really sucks though.

Linda said...

Jennie: This whole scenario sounds like EVERYTHING went WRONG! Keeping you in my prayers.

Ashley said...

That really sucks. My doctor seems to be totally against them which is fine by me and I have heard a whole lot of bad things about them including a few people I know personally getting pregnant on them! You'll be in my thoughts and prayers tomorrow! Good luck!

The Ririe Family said...

Gosh! that sucks! I dont kow what else to say except that your story will prevent others from possibly going throught the same thing! (If mindys pregnancy story did do it for you! hah!) Good luck!

Shelley said...

So sorry Jen!! I know, I saw TWO doctors that were the same way... like "Tell me what kind of birth control you want to be on NOW!" They're pushy when it comes to that. Thanks for being brave and sharing so we are aware, and hang in there! Thinking about you!

Becky said...

Oh, wow! That is HORRIBLE!!! Don't be too hard on yourself - IUDs seem so common that I wouldn't stop to look into it that far either! I hope things start getting better!

Jessie said...

Sorry, Jennie!! That seriously sucks. I've never heard of an IUD migrating outside of the uterus, but I personally know FIVE people who conceived with an IUD in. That, combined with this, and I have no idea how they call this method of birth control safe and effective. I've only known one person that was truly happy with her IUD experience. Blah. You've extra-convinced me to never go near one. Good luck with the surgery!!

Kimberly Lynn said...

Oh my gosh Jennie! That is horrible! I can't believe that doctor didn't tell you any of the possible side effects. You could probably sue him. I knew there could be problems with an IUD but I had NO IDEA it could do what happened to you. Good luck with the surgery, hopefully after that's all over you'll finally get back to feeling like yourself again.

Francis Family said...

Oh yuck. I'm sorry you have to go through that. Totally not fun. I see some people are saying things about people getting pregnant on them (including me!! haha) but the chances are the exact same of getting pregnant on the pill and any other type of birth control. I just wanted to add that.
I can't believe it hurt that bad, mine didn't hurt at all. So weird. The doctor obviously didn't know what he was doing. And there can be side effects in every type of "prescription" or anything medically, you just had really bad luck on this one. Maybe your body wasn't a fan of something foreign in it.
Good luck!!

Tina Wilde said...

What an idiot doctor. He is no longer my favorite! We will have to switch to this new awesome doctor I heard about that should be here around...uh say five years? He's supposed to be REAL good!

Love you! Hope everything goes good today!!!! Prayin for ya!

The Byams said...

k i am so sad that you had such a bad experience with them cause i am one of the ones that LOVE them! but my dr is super awesome and it did fell like just a little cramp when he put it in but he sent me for an ultra sound right away to make sure it was in the right place. that stinks im so sorry. if you ever decide to get one again come to calgary, i got a ood dr for ya! hahha

kelsey said...

I know at least 7 people who got pregnant with those things, or who had horror stories like yours. They freak the crap out of me. Just one more person to add to the list of why I will never get one!

That sucks, I'm so sorry!

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Nate, Marie & Lilly said...

I have heard many a horror story about IUDs and have vowed never to get one. So sorry you're having such a crappy month. Do you want me to send you a small tin full of chewed gum? I love ya and hope surgery goes okay.

Malea said...

Jen-That is horrible!! I am so sorry!! Unfortunately perforating the uterus can be a common thing if the doctor putting it in doesn't have a lot of experience. I have an IUD as well but I am not totally happy with it either. It was fine while I was breastfeeding but ever since my periods have been all over the place. I want to get mine out but I don't know if I can remember to take a pill every day again. And my crappy insurance doesn't cover any prescriptions so alas I am stuck with it.

If you are going to consider a different kind of birth control other than the pill don't even think about any of the progesterone shots like depo..they have horrible side affects like massive weight gain. If you want something easy you can try the NuvaRing if it is available up there. It is what I would switch to if my insurance covered any of the cost. I have heard that people who have it absolutely love it. People are just turned off because you have to insert and remove it yourself. Look it up and see what you think....

If you have any questions about side effects from birth controls just let me know and I can give you all the information that I know. I hope things went well!! Lots of love from UT

Tyler and Kristin Smith said...

the picture you posted of it reminds me of a pogo stick...
I don't even know what to say - I was terrified of them before, but now?
NEVER!!
hope you're feeling back to your regular self soon. you deserve it.

Leif and Kylie said...

Okay, Jennie...this is seriously so funny!!! I know that this is totally not funny to you but I honestly can't believe it myself. What kind of a place is that; inexperienced doctors offering to stick a plastic stick into you ;)
Good luck with your surgery...hope it all goes as planned, unlike your birth control!! *Prayers for you and your girls and Reggie to treat you so so good after what you've gone through!!

The Lowry's said...

Just curious, who is your dr? That is awful!!!!! Hope things continue to get better.

jonny j said...

thats effed up