After 4 years of being advised to get the Mirena coil fitted (to help ease Endo pain and for contraception) I finally went and got it this morning.
I was very nervous but the nurses were so lovely, informative, supportive and sympathetic. It was definitely "uncomfortable" during the insertion, one nurse held my hand and kept me chatting and was very reassuring during it. I did feel like I was about to burst into tears and throw up at one point though. They got me some water and a couple of those glucose tablets to help with the nausea afterwards and stayed with me until I was ready to sit up and get dressed again. (they also let me stay half an hour afterwards until i was definitely ready to travel home on the bus).
I was quite light headed and nauseas for a while afterwards and I'm still getting cramping, sitting here with a wee hot water bottle and have taken paracetamol with codeine to help.
I definitely advise against driving and recommend a day off work to rest. Hopefully it doesn't take too long for everything to settle and instead of thinking other peoples horror stories will be a reality for me, I'm taking a "come what may" attitude towards it.
Even if no one reads this, I'd like to document how it goes for me