Today’s conversation with my lovely doctor…
She: Have you had any bleeding?
Me: Yes, I’ve been bleeding for a week – but just bits here and there.
She: We’ll do a scan just to have a look.
Yes, I can see the sac is still there. Just a minute, and I will see if we can use medical management.
Me: What is medical management?
She: I’ll find out if we can do it first, then I will tell you about it.
She then disappears for half an hour, whilst I consult doctor google. Apparently, “medical management” means using RU486 to induce labour. I am not feeling keen.
She: Unfortunately we don’t yet have the protocols in place, so I can’t give you that.
Me: Never mind, I probably would have refused anyway.
She: So do you want to come back next week?
She: I just don’t want you to get lost in the system. (I am assuming that this means that I go without treatment, have a haemorrhage and die).
Me: You know I won’t mess about if something goes wrong. I have no interest in being a hero, and if there is a lot of blood, or my temp soars, I won’t hesitate to call an ambulance.
She: I am away at a conference next week anyway, how about in 2 weeks?
Me: Have a great time in New Zealand 🙂