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O-Shot – I’ll Have What She’s Having

o-shot photoA Real Patient’s O-Shot Experience, by Lauren Barnes.

As I sat in the stirrups waiting for my doctor to come in and give me an O-Shot, in other words, to inject my vagina with a shot of my own blood (PRP), I had to remind myself of why I was there in the first place. I was a bit nervous, but confident that what I was about to endure was the right decision for me.

How it All Started

Last February, I was having one of those days where I just wanted to cuddle up in bed and watch old movies all day. It was rainy, cold, it had been an exhausting week at work, and my kids and husband were getting on my last nerve. I just wanted some “me” time, and quite frankly, I was long overdue for a day to myself.

Cuddling up in my spot in bed, I began flipping the channels. Much to my amazement, I came across one of my all-time faves from the 80s, “When Harry Met Sally.” Classic love stories never get old and I smiled to myself as I started watching, knowing that it was just what I needed.

Even if you haven’t seen the movie, you’ve probably heard of the famous scene where Sally (played by Meg Ryan) graphically acts out a fake orgasm in a restaurant. The room gets deathly quiet as all eyes are on Sally, then another woman promptly tells her waiter, “I’ll have what she’s having!”

The movie came out in the late 80s, and at that time, acting out an orgasm was a bit progressive. Boy have times changed. But after thinking about it for a few minutes, I found myself feeling sad. I realized that I used to have real orgasms just like that. Really. No acting required. What’s happened to me? Why has it changed over the years? This isn’t fair!

Time for a Change

Suddenly my afternoon of movie bingeing became an afternoon of self-reflection. As I’ve gotten older, it’s been rough facing all the shocking truths about my aging body. Health problems here and there, loss of eyesight, aging face, gray hair, menopause, and the ever-increasing weight gain. None of it is easy to face, and aging is not for sissies. It really sucks. But I haven’t really stopped to think about how sex has changed over the years, how it once was, and what it has become for me.

I have a fantastic marriage and husband, so it’s not really about that. It’s more about the feeling during sex — at one time, being practically “earth-shattering,” and then progressing to just being okay or ho-hum. It’s been a slow, gradual decline in pleasure. I can read about it and explain all the medical reasons why, but it’s sad to think that it will most likely continue to get even worse.

I Decided: “I’ll Have what She’s Having!”

The facts are that I’m over 50 and I’ve had three children. I love where I’m at in life and am honestly very grateful. But wouldn’t it be nice if something could bring back that feeling that was once there?

I heard about the O-Shot procedure from a friend who had great results and recommended her doctor to me. I read up on the procedure and scheduled an appointment with Dr. James Haley at Cherokee Women’s Health in Woodstock, GA. Three of the MDs at their office, including Dr. Haley, are double board-certified in OB-GYN and Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. I knew if I was going to get a shot in the vagina, I was going to a vagina expert!

In and Out in 35 Minutes

When I first went in the exam room, the nurse drew my blood, and then my doctor placed numbing cream inside my vagina. This cream was left in place for 20-25 minutes, while they spun my blood in a centrifuge. They then injected my platelet-rich plasma into my clitoris and vaginal wall. Although I slightly felt the shot, it was not painful. I was in and out of the office in 35 minutes. It wasn’t a big ordeal at all, and I had no problem driving myself back to work.

Amazing Results

I could hardly wait to test it. The next day, I positively noticed more feeling in my vagina. It was a warm feeling, as if more blood was circulating, a feeling I recognized from ages ago, but had been reduced over time. When we were finally alone, I practically jumped on my husband. I can honestly say that it was incredible. I hadn’t felt that intense of a feeling during sex for a very long time. And the orgasm was much stronger and longer lasting than it had been in decades. I was blown away, literally, and so thankful to get that feeling back.

5 Months Later

Does it stand the test of time? So far so good. It’s been five months, and it’s still doing the trick. It was a bit more intense the first couple of weeks, but it’s still incredibly better than it was before the shot. Dr. Haley has told me that I can expect it to typically last for a year and possibly longer. As soon as it starts to wear off, I will absolutely be getting another one. It is completely worth it to me.

Highly Recommend

Would I recommend the O-Shot to my friends? Definitely. I know some women who have had the procedure and all have reported positive results. A couple of women have told me they have more intense orgasms, and one has told me her urinary incontinence is much improved.

For me, I think I could do my own personal restaurant scene from “When Harry Met Sally” now, but just for my husband — who by the way, is one very happy guy.

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