Friday, Oct 15 2010
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I had the Paragard copper IUD inserted today and I feel very strange. It wasn't horrible, but it wasn't the most comfortable experience, either. I have some mild cramping now, which is supposed to last up to a week. It was a strange experience - I found myself upset that I was alone getting it done. Versus having a loved one like Steve with me. But its not like we have anywhere for Ellen to be while doing something like this. Talk about taking one for the team.
I was always against the idea of a physical object inside of me (Hi Jay), but then I priced the IUD out against a vasectomy and the permanent infertility options for me, and this came out to be the most reasonable. My insurance is horrible. Which is ironic since I work in insurance. The IUD can last up to 10 years. I hope it works - I am tired of the hormones and the pills, so I didn't want Marena, even though I know people who LOVE it. I just want to be done with the hormones for a while. I have a hope that my libido and moods will benefit from not being on the pill.
Did you know that CA is the only state where you can go to law school online and sit for the state bar? The online law school is about 7K per year vs upt to 20K per year for the traditional schools. I know that the options from a brick and mortar are better, as is the reputation, but I am limited as to time, location, and money. My suspicision is that if I don't get a law degree, my compliance career options are ultimately limited. Its one of the many reasons I'm both obsessed with and exhausted by thinking about my job, career, etc.