Disclaimer: not worrying about kids for 10 years was worth it.
It’s been a few months since I got my copper iud, but I’m still angry about this.
So I was advised to adopt a non hormonal form of birth control due to my slight predisposition for hormone fed breast cancer. The copper IUD is the only option really so I set up an appointment to have it inserted. It was free with my insurance! I was not told to prepare in any way, I was not warned at all or advised to plan around this. Even the internet did not give me an inkling of the pain associated with the procedure.
I drove myself to the appointment. I took no Advil. My doctor told me I would feel “some pressure” and some “mild cramping similar to menstrual cramps” that would be “gone by the time you leave.”
The actual placement was the single most painful thing I’ve ever experienced. The first time since childhood that I actually involuntarily screamed from pain. I felt like I was going to faint and was lying their in pain while my male doctor just stood there and stared awkwardly as I cried. I felt ashamed and poked at and violated.
When I was finally able to go I had to drive home by myself (stick shift so lots of abdominal engagement fml), and to this day I don’t know how I made it. The next 3 days were the worst cramps I’ve ever experienced and pooping was a nightmare.
It seems to be a theme that women are under informed about these things, and frequently not given pain killer when it would be appropriate.
I guess I’m just wondering if anyone else experienced this, or if my pain was worse than normal. I hope this doesn’t scare people away from IUDs, as I do think it was worth not having to take the pill every day. I just want people to know to take painkiller and take work off and maybe request an anesthetic for this procedure.
by Keith Pompey, Posted: November 25, 2020- 7:00 PM
Dwight Howard is determined to win personal back-to-back NBA titles.
The reserve center helped the Los Angeles Lakers win their 17th NBA title in October.
Now a 76er, he’s focused on winning another one next season. He made that obvious Saturday on Twitter after signing a one-year deal.
He also expressed his desire to win the title during a brief interview Monday after arriving in Philly. And he triple-downed on it during Wednesday’s introductory Zoom call with local media.
“I believe that this is our year,” Howard said. “It’s been a long time since 1983 [when the Sixers last won an NBA title]. So I think it’s time that we hoist up another banner here in Philly.”
A lot of the Sixers’ success will depend on all-stars Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons, the team’s cornerstones.
Howard saw Embiid cry after losing to the Toronto Raptors in Game 7 of Eastern Conference semifinals in 2019. He remembers the pain the center felt after giving everything he had.
Howard said it’s a pain that stays with a player for a long time. So he knows Embiid has a fire inside him.
This upcoming season is about being focused. Howard sees focus in Embiid and Simmons.
“That’s where it starts, with our two best players,” Howard said. “And then you look at the rest of the guys on the team. They’ve all been hungry. They just never knew how to win.”
That’s where Howard and swingman Danny Green come in.
The Sixers acquired Green and Terrance Ferguson from the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for Al Horford, a protected 2025 first-round pick, the 34th overall pick in last week’s draft, and the rights to Serbian point guard Vasilije Micic.
Green was a starting guard on the Lakers’ championship team before being traded to the Thunder this offseason.
It was Green’s second straight NBA title and third overall. He won the 2019 title with the Raptors and in 2014 with the San Antonio Spurs.
“We all know what it takes to really get to the next level,” Howard said. “I think it’s a really great opportunity.”
New coach Doc Rivers also knows what it takes. He coached the Boston Celtics to the 2008 title. Howard said Rivers is always talking about winning and the importance of it.
“I think that this year, with the focus that this team will have and the drive that we have to be successful, this will be our year,” Howard said.... keep reading on reddit ➡