PROJECT 486: A Patient’s Reflection on Her Medical Abortion Procedure (Abortion Pills: Mifepristone and Misoprostol or Cytotec) in the Philippines XXV

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 personal data 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 J ,  a 21 year old  college student from Batangas City,  Philippines.
<contact us at  project486.ca@gmail.com>

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Sorry po kung sobrang haba , BF ko lng at Project486 lng po kasi ung pwede ko mapagsabihan tungkol sa bagay na ito 🙂 pasensya na po 🙂

“First po, I want to thank GOD na kahit gaano kamali ung ginawa namin ndi nya pa rin kami pinabayaan.  Naging successful pa dn ung procedure. Nagpapasalamat din ako na binigay nya samin ung BEST AND RIGHT team/person na pwedeng makatulong samin. Maraming salamat sa team ng Project486. Thank you po sa lahat ng tulong at pag guide sa amin :)”

Christmas Vacation palang pakiramdam ko  ng malaki ung possibility na baka buntis ako. 2 Days before my LMP (January 9) , sabi ko sa BF ko n mag PT na kami. Nasa school kami nun nung nag test ako at ang result, two lines which means positive. Hndi ko alam gagawin ko nun, hndi ako makaiyak kasi nga nasa school kami nun. Sobrang kaba ung naramdaman ko that time, paano na? Graduating students kami, tapos ngayon pa to ngyari. Ang dami naming madidisappoint dahil sa nagawa namin. Pareho kaming panganay, kami ung inaasahan kaya ndi pwedeng malaman ng family namin.

Iisa lang ung naisip namin para matapos ung bagay n ito which is abortion ,alam naming mali pero alam din namin na ito ung best na gawin para sa future namin, para sa family namin. Same day nagsearch agad kami ng pwedeng gawin. Nung una nakakita kami ng mga nagbebenta ng Abortion pills na ang cost ay 5000-5500 (98% ung result). Hindi namin alam kung san kami kukuha ng ganung kalaking pera kasi pareho kaming nag aaral pa wala din naman kaming ipon. May pera na ipapadala ung father ng BF ko pero pang tuition kaya nag aalangan kami na gastusin un, plus ang hirap magtiwala kasi nga online tapos baka fake pa ung mga gamot. So nagsearch pa kami ng ibang pwede tapos nakita namin sa isang blog ung about sa herbal abortion. Nagdecide kami n itry un , madali ung procedure, madaling makahanap nung mga kailangan “Vit C, dong Quai, parsley” at akala namin ndi ganun kalaki ung gastos.

One week ko ng gingawa ung herbal abortion pero wala pa din result. Naistress na ako, nawawalan n ng pag asa na maging successful sa akin ung procedure. Sinabi ko sa BF ko na itigil n namin kasi parang wala nmang epekto sakin tapos nahihirapan n din ako dahil sa dami ng gamot na iniinom ko. Napapagod n ung katawan ko na gawin ung routine n un. Sabi ko sa kanya na itry na macontact ung nakalagay sa PLAN B nung blogger. So aun nag email kami sa project486 Thanks GOD at nagreply sila.

Si Sir John ung naAssign na consultant namin. Sobrang bait nila, sobrang maasikaso. Lahat ng kelangan naming malaman sinabi nila lalo pa at mahirap ung procedure na gagawin . Pwedeng mag fail or worst pedeng may mangyaring masama sa patient kapag Hindi nagawa ng ayos kaya sobrang nagpapasalamat talaga ako sa Project486.

After 1 week pa namin nagawa ung procedure since medyo mahirap maiprovide ng katulad namin ung cost ng mga meds tapos kasabay pa ng enrollment. KInakabahan ako habang inaantay ung day ng schedule namin.

Start na ng Procedure, (hinga ng malalim). Nahirapan ako sa fasting kasi medyo nagiging maselan na ako sa pagkain . 2nd day sobrang nahirapan talaga ako kasi maghapon ako nagsuka. Kada kain ko sinusuka ko. Apple at Kape lng kinakain ko dat time at ndi ko na talaga kinaya. Nagtanong kmi kay Sir John if pwede kumain kahit isang tinapay lng buti nalang at pumayag sya 🙂

3rd day , after 2 hrs nung V Miso nakaramdam na ako ng cramping at bleeding. Ramdam na ramdam ko ung dugo na umaagos pero wala pa syang blood clot.

10 am first bucal . Mga 12 pm, naiihi na ako kaso baka ndi pa pwede. Tuloy tuloy lang ung pag a update namin kay Sir John (buti nalang ndi sya nakukulitan sa mga tanong namin XD).

Tapos 2pm sabi ni Sir na pwede na ako umupo, mag stand at mag pee. Pag ihi ko, ayun na naramdaman ko na parang may gelatine na lumalabas sa V ko. Ramdam ko talaga na malalaki un. Ininform agad nmin kay Sir John at Sinend kay Sir Alex.

3pm sabi ni Sir John n i take ung last bucal at mag low folate ako ng 4pm. Tinanong ko si sir if tuloy pa ba ung Fasting ng 5pm , then sabi nya na modified daw ung sched, so NO FASTING, NO LOW FOLATE DIET  na. Sobrang saya ko nun kasi gustong gusto ko ng kumain. Konti lang muna kinain ko kasi baka mabigla ang tyan ko. Sabi ni sir na antayin lng daw namin ung assessment nila about dun sa sinend namin na pics. Gabi na nung nagtext ulit si Sir at SUCCESSFUL ung procedure. 😀

Masaya ako kasi nakatakas ako sa bagay na un pero alam kong sobrang laking kasalanan ung ginawa namin. Medyo nakahinga ng maluwag kasi naiwasan namin ung isang bagay na ayokong mangyari , ung madisappoint ung mga taong umaasa samin. Ayokong makita sila na umiiyak dahil graduating ako tapos nabuntis ako. Sana lang talaga na mapatawad kami ng Baby namin at lalo na ni GOD.

MARAMING SALAMAT PO ULIT PROJECT486 🙂 SANA MAS MADAMI PA KAYONG MATULUNGAN NA KATULAD KO 🙂    

 

J, Batangas City,21  

PS: Sir John ang ganda po ng boses nyo XD 😀

 

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PROJECT 486: A Patient’s Reflection on Her Medical Abortion Procedure (Abortion Pills: Mifepristone and Misoprostol or Cytotec) in the Philippines XXV

 

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PROJECT 486: A Patient’s Reflection on Her Medical Abortion Procedure (Abortion Pills: Mifepristone and Misoprostol or Cytotec) in the Philippines XXIV

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 Alexis, a 22 year old bank employee  from Pasig City,  Philippines

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2017 marks our 7th year together. Being in a long relationship, I know something is bound to happen one day. I just had that feeling that it’s possible. And it did happen, I got knocked up earlier than I should.

 

I found out about it on the first week of January.

On that week, I had a flu so I went to our office doctor. He asked about my menstrual period kasi yung nireseta niyang gamot is highly bawal sa pregnant na tao. He told me to take a PT first before drinking the meds. I have an irregular mens cycle and I am really prone to pregnancy scare. Just for my peace of mind, I bought a PT test. Sanay na ako gumamit non kasi it gives me peace of mind pag minsan praning na ko sa tagal ng mens ko. Pero positive ang result. I don’t know if this is a sign or what kasi kung hindi ako nagkasakit, hindi ko pa malalaman na meron na pala. Hindi ko malalaman agad at hindi ko magagawan agad ng paraan.

 

Imagine having a flu, finding out that you’re pregnant on the first week of the year. Nasaan ang fresh beginnings doon???

 

Luckily, he was on my side every step of the way. We decided na we can’t have it. 😦 Not now. So we took action. With the help of internet research, I did the herbal method. After a week of that, after finishing one bottle of vitamin c and multiple pills of Dong Quai, I know it’s already hopeless. Nanghina na ako kasi nagpaparamdam na yung symptoms ng pregnancy. It’s more that alive than ever.

 

That’s when we contacted Project 486  project486.ca@gmail.com 

 

I’m really thanking their team for everything. Without them, I would still be in an unwanted situation na alam kong hindi ko kakayanin pa.

 

Sir Alex and Sir John felt like saviors to me. I patiently wait for their instructions and replies. I read everything they gave to me and take it to heart lahat ng sinasabi niya. When I first read what they sent to me, ang haba, ang dami. Parang sumikip yung dibdib ko and at the same time, nanlaki mga mata ko. Can I really do medical abortion?

 

The procedure was overwhelming at first pero after mo ulit ulitin sa sarili mo, alam mong kaya naman pala. Without a doubt, we decided go for it kasi alam kong this is the only way na maha-handle ko yung situation without involving too many people and in a discrete way. With Sir John and Sir Alex, you can fully trust them. Walang hiya hiya sa kalagayan mo.

 

At first, I thought the hardest part was fasting for the procedure. Ramdam ko yung panghihina ng katawan ko talaga. Then there was the pain. It was a different kind of pain. I’ve never felt relieved to feel pain at that moment. Then there’s the POC. When I saw it and they confirmed to me na that was it, that’s where the real pain hit me emotionally. I made it sure that I’ll never forget about this, about it, and babawi talaga ako.

 

I’m happy that it’s over, I’m sad that it’s gone, I’m disappointed with my actions but I don’t regret my decision, especially the trust that I have given to Project 486.

 

Pero that was it, it’s finally over. They gave me the “new year” that I’ve been longing for since this year started.

 

Thank you so much, Project 486.

 

-Alexis, 22

Pasig

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PROJECT 486: A Patient’s Reflection on Her Medical Abortion Procedure (Abortion Pills: Mifepristone and Misoprostol or Cytotec) in the Philippines XXIV

PROJECT 486: A Patient’s Reflection on Her Medical Abortion Procedure (Abortion Pills: Mifepristone and Misoprostol or Cytotec) in the Philippines XXIII

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 Lala, a 26 year old businesswoman from Legaspi, Albay, Philippines

It was unexpected. I made sure i was safe. I always checked my calendar, always saw to it that no incidents would happen. But it still happened. And i was scared. Because i was just starting a life. My partner and i are ready to settle down emotionally, mentally, but financially we were still dependent on our families. It was going to be impossible, and i knew that, that’s why i made sure i was safe. Always.

I did not intend to go through with the procedure, though i knew about project 486  <project486.ca@gmail.com> long before my bf and i met. I did not suggest it because i was afraid of what his reaction was gonna be. I told him about the consequences if the possibility of becoming pregnant became the reality, (i was in denial because i knew i was safe but i was already 2weeks late and experiencing severe nausea for a week) and we decided we could not go through with it. It was a fact.

He suggested i contacted project486 asap, so as soon as i confirmed the pregnancy, i messaged project 486. I did nothing else to terminate it (until the time i became desperate because i was not receiving any reply, more on this below). I knew it was too late for the herbs and overdosing of vitamins. I was stressed because time was of the essence, i had to do it asap because i was due to start work soon and the procedure, i guessed, would take days.

At first it was hard to contact them, the response was not as immediate  < unstable internet connection the  reason for this, even cellphone text messaging were erratic and delayed that week, blame it on the TELCOS  🙂 >  as i hoped it would be. i even thought maybe they stopped the project altogether, which would have been devastating since it is one of the very few options girls have in our conservative country. The wait was agonizing. But to all those who are thinking of contacting this group, don’t lose hope if they fail to respond immediately. Because they responded to me and here i am now sharing my reflection on the successful procedure i just went through because of their help.

My boyfriend came to help me and give me all the support that i needed through what seemed to be the toughest week of my life. The diet was the hardest part (because i love to eat) aside from feeling the cramping every time i walked, stopping every 10 minutes or so because i was bleeding heavily due to the contractions, which was normal since all products of conception (POCs) needed to be expelled completely for the contractions to stop, and mine was not completely expelled until the 4th day, i guess. As sir john said, it was a small sacrifice to make for what i was trying to accomplish. He was right, so i decided to make a list of all the food i wanted to eat on the 4th day, when i was able to eat normal food again. Something to look forward to so i don’t dwell too much on the tough days ahead.Maybe that would help you too, if you decide to push through with this.

Sir alex and sir john were there to help and guide every step of the way. Sir john contacted me and checked up on me as much as he could throughout the three days of the procedure and even on the fourth day, after i was already pronounced to have successfully undergone the procedure, he was still within phone’s reach to give me the assurance that everything i was going through post “op” was normal.

I was told medical abortion if done early in the first trimester is the safest and most successful way to terminate pregnancy. In our country where children at such a young age are exposed to explicit contents unfiltered, uncensored and unguided through the social media; pressure from peers and their partners; and a society that is backward moving in terms of choices of health care available to women, it is better to have an option where the safety of the woman is not put at risk rather than contribute to the mortality of women undergoing misguided, dangerous, and even deadly procedures to terminate their pregnancy.

I do not promote abortion. For those who can, keep it. I’m sure it is a blessing. But for those who are stuck in a situation where their only option is to terminate it, do so safely. Consider the risks you put yourself when you buy substandard meds just cause the price of legit ones are too expensive for your liking. It’s a small price to pay for an option that is worth even more.

Consider Project 486.

Lala, a 26,  Legaspi, Albay

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