To cope with the range of emotions that our patients undergo after the procedure with the abortion pills Mifepristone and Misoprostol or Cytotec , we encourage them to make a reflection about their experience and share them with us and the world ( their identities kept confidential). A “reflection” will help them unload much of that emotional baggage. This activity will surely help them a lot as they embark on the road to a full recovery and to a new beginning. Here’s one reflection from Esse, a 27 year old Medical Exam Reviewee from Malabon City, Metro Manila, Philippines.
(Sorry this might be too long sir)
Let me start with this, im living in a medical world where we save lives literally called pro-life.
I had a missed month of menses but then I just thought of it as a delay because of certain stress and unlikely events happening with my life. At the back of my mind was, it was already impossible since I am regular.
On the first week of the next month, it really started the feeling of being unusual with my body, so I went to a hospital and undergone an HCG test and turned out positive. From that day on I was really scared because I dont know what to do. When I told my boyfriend about it he just left and disappeared until now. So I decided for myself since it is me that will carry all my life without a father without a family and I dont want my child to suffer. As well as my parents will be disappointed again of my downfall as I am still starting my career. I was really scared that time of what may happen next in my life. And foremost I want the child but im not ready to give the child the life I wanted. So im already decided to just get rid of it for the benefit of the childs future and for myself too. I really think too hard, did some research, read some blogs, until one blogger really digged my heart when I read about her experiences so I emailed her and eventually she suggested that I do get rid of it as early as possible so she then referred me to Project486 (contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org) , actually even though I have a background of the procedures and the process I was really scared since I myself would be the patient. Since I was really decided to get rid of it I emailed Project486 and I was glad that they emailed me back.
Even from the start the Project486 were very particulate of the instructions and you have had to follow it step by step and I said wow they are systematized and it just amazed me. When I had my consult over the phone I was relieved but then there is still the scare of being a patient. But since I was really decided to get rid of it, I followed all of the systematized steps of the Project486 and they just wouldn’t leave you behind they are there from the day one you consulted them until post after care. Even in the compensation it is really worth it from the procedures, meds and consultation. If you are really decided you really need to trust your soul to them. Although procedures may vary from each person but just trust the project and everything will be alright.
Now having done with the process of course mix of emotions were noted relief, loss,regret, sadness and etc. But then our lives are not intended to live we never wanted thats why we are given a choice. That choices may lead to different circumstances and thats what you call off. Being a pro-life as per profession in our living society I still took my choosen path in a different circumstance to save the future ahead of the child and for me.
Thank you Project486, Sir Alex, Sir John, Sir Toni. You guys really amazed me from day one until now. I would never regret that I trusted my soul into you. Please continue helping others, especially in this society we live in.
Happy New Year and Happy New Life for me!
-Esse , 27 , Physician (Reviewee)
“Take hold of your future or the future will take hold of you” – P. Dixon
PROJECT 486: A Patient’s Reflection on Her Medical Abortion Procedure (Abortion Pills: Mifepristone and Misoprostol or Cytotec) in the Philippines XXII