The time has come for me to visit a gynaecologist for the first time. I don't want to go. I want more time first; I'm only 28. But who knows how much longer I would have to wait if I were to postpone this appointment.
The only reason I have for going is to see about getting a Mirena installed after the doctor at my family doctor's office who inserts IUDs said that she can't do it as she wouldn't be able to insert a speculum. Well that and not wanting to endure another round of Depo Provera. The joys of having seen an aura before a migraine, having a doctor who dislikes the minipill, having period cramps that leave me wanting to remove my uterus with a rusty grapefruit spoon, and having issues with my ferritin levels leave my doctors wanting to do something.
But I don't know what to expect. All the information I have seen about what to expect seems to be oriented towards Americans who are just getting their first period or people in whom a standard speculum fits. The description of the speculum's diameter suggests that it won't fit, given all the trouble I had when I tried slender tampons.