"Having a coil fitted"
About: Locala Community Partnerships CIC / Contraception and sexual health (CaSH) Locala Community Partnerships CIC Contraception and sexual health (CaSH) Batley WF17 5PW
Posted by Mary Barker (as ),
I've been having a coil fitted by my GP for about 20 years. It's was a process that I've endured from necessity, it was a very, quick, functional, clinical process.
Earlier this year I decided to have it removed in order to let my perimenopausal hormones do what they needed, however later regretting this went to my GP for a 'refit'. Due to the low number of fittings a year he is no longer qualified to fit them and suggested I go to family planning at Princess Royal. I dreaded it, it reminded me of being a teenager and all the uncomfortable feelings that go with teenage sex.
I found the drop in idea a bit inconvenient as it's hard to tell how long will be needed out of work.
My first appointement was a long chat and weighing and measuring and I felt very reassured by all the questions I was asked and information I was given. I was bemused as my GP hadn't done any of this for as long as I could remember.
When I went for the coil fitted I felt very looked after by the nurse and the doctor who seemed genuinely to care about my well being, insisting I take my time to get up and go and to wait in the waiting room for a while before leaving the building. I'd never felt anything like this from going to my GP.
I went for my 6 week check and spoke to the nurse about the slight ache I was having. She insisted I go back to see the doctor, to chek all is well. It feels like a Rolls Royce service in comparison to the one I've been receiving at my GP.
Although I really do find the drop in thing a pain I want share my appreciation for an invaluable service and for the very professional, human, caring and consciencious staff. Thank you very, very much