The government have sent out letters to one and a half million people in England, informing them that they are in the most high risk category and that they should stay in their houses for the next 3 months. These people include those who are currently undergoing chemotherapy, the recipients of organ transplants and people with severe respiratory diseases.
I got a letter in the post explaining that I would need to prepare myself by drinking two litres of water one hour before the scan and a description of what would happen at part of the scan - a small 'wand', called a transducer, is placed a couple of inches inside your vagina to get a better picture of your insides. The procedure is painless and lasts around five minutes.
228 days after I stopped the pill, I had my first real period in 10 years, 207 days longer than a usual cycle.
Both my physical health and mental health took a turn for the worse over the last few months - I'm having more issues than I know where to begin with and I haven't been able to write for a while, which, in turn, affected my mental health too. In terms of physical health, I'm feeling probably the worst I've ever felt in my life and like my poor little body falling to pieces and there's nothing I can do about it.