I’ve been thinking a lot about tubal ligation recently. It’s something I’ve thought of in the past but more as a fleeting thing. I don’t know. Here’s the thing, I don’t want to have children. I have no interest. I would love to be an auntie but being a parent isn’t something I want. I never really have. When I did think about having children, they were always adopted or foster kids. I do sometimes think of fostering older kids one day because I know the system is harder the longer you’re in it. But that has more to do with helping someone than it does having children of my own.
I believe I can get it covered if I have a doctor’s support. I see my psychiatrist in a few weeks and am going to run it by her. I think that with my psych issues, my parent’s psych issues, my health problems, my inability to even take care of myself much less anyone else… I’d say I’m a pretty good candidate for the ol’ snip snip.
But then I think, because of my PCOS, I have to take birth control pills anyway. So would surgery be pointless? Or would it be a way really make sure I don’t get knocked up? I’m going to bring it up and see what she thinks about it. I honestly cannot imagine her not supporting it.
Have any of you had tubal ligation? I’m curious about the procedure and how it effected you. If you don’t mind sharing, of course.