Yawnk (savannahjan) wrote in menstrual_cups,
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Advice to My Hospital

So, I'm going in for surgery on Tuesday and had to go in today for pre-registration. They slam you with tons and tons of questions about your health and blah, blah, blah. One of the questions was, "Do you have any contacts, dentures *insert other removeable things here* that would need removed before surgery?"

I answered no and then said, "You should add menstrual cups to that list."

The lady look up and kinda laughed. "Really? I don't think I've ever met anyone who has used them and liked them or had them work."

I then sang their praises. About how they completely changed my world and opened up my mind. Which, of course, sounds over the top, but we all know it's true. I told her how I had skipped the sugar pills in my birth control so I wouldn't be bleeding during surgery and that because I love my cups so much, I was actually just a little sad I would be skipping my period this month.

So I again said they should probably find a way to add that to the questionaire and definitely add it to the list of stuff they look for on women when they come into the ER.

She asked if it had a string or something they would be able to see. I told her nope. That they have stems, but sometimes women cut them off, but in anycase, nothing is outside of the body.

The exchange ended with her saying, "Interesting." But it was neat to have the conversation at all. And I just had to share it with you all! :)
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