I'm not really sure why I'm posting this but I guess it's a story I wanted to share.
I'm 44 years old.
After an entire lifetime of successfully avoiding pregancy... in spite of uterine fibroids and uterine embolism... in spite of my older age and in spite of being careful, about 5 weeks ago I found out I was pregnant.
I was stunned. My age alone should have made this unlikely (although i realize it's not impossible). But.. I watch my cycle like a hawk, and after being about a week late and experiencing some other symptoms, I bought and took a test. Pregnant. I could not believe it, but there it was.
I was completely freaked out but knew I could not be more then a few weeks along. I found out on a Tuesday night.
The following Friday (three days later) I had an appointment for a medical (pill) abortion. The doctor confirmed the pregnancy and the fact that it was extremely early (about a month along).
I read a ton of horror stories on the internet about pill abortions. Tales of horrific pain and rivers of blood. I'm here to tell you that, from a physical standpoint, it was actually no big deal at all. It was EASY, in fact. From an emotional standpoint, I had not even a moment of hesitation, I knew the second I saw the results that this would end up as an abortion, but I did fear the physical part of this. I guess I want to bring some comfort to any of the members here in case this happens to you: It was not bad at all. One pill was administered by the doctor and I took a second one the next day at home. The process took a few hours. It was not much worse then a crampy menstral cycle to be honest. It was over in a few hours and in two days I was hiking with the dog.
It's now been about 5 weeks and I have zero regrets, no physical or emotional effects from this, it was absolutely the right decision for me.