Sterilisation: Failed By The NHS

Last month I was supposed to have my sterilisation procedure. After months and months of waiting, and being on a waiting list, I had finally been given an appointment. The 19th September was quickly approaching and while I was nervous, I was pretty excited about having something done I’d fought hard to have and also waited so long for. About 10 days before my procedure date I received a letter telling me that my appointment at the hospital was cancelled with barely any explanation why. With the gynecology department at the hospital being no help whatsoever I was forced to

20 Months As A Non-Smoker

If you’d have asked me at 25 if I could envision myself as a non-smoker, I would have said no way. I think I started smoking when I was 15 and by the time I was 30 I had been smoking half of my life. I quit for a few months years and years ago but it didn’t last long and I never tried again. When I got pregnant with Erin it was the perfect opportunity to quit. I didn’t though and I feel bad every single day for that. While I was pregnant my sickness lasted the whole time

Sterilisation: The Date Is Set

It has been months now since I first went to the doctor to talk about being sterilised. I got told that I would be added to a waiting list but at the time, wasn’t told much more than that. When the letter finally came through from the hospital to let me know I was actually on that waiting list, I didn’t have any hopes that the procedure would be done any time soon. I actually thought I would have a few more appointments at the hospital before anything was done because that is what my doctor told me. However, not