I had a surgical abortion (a D&C) and honestly it wasn't that bad, my nurse was really nice, the anethatist and surgeon where nice, they chatted to me and made me feel comfortable, they were friendly. We even made a few jokes (with me taking the lead). The procedure was quick and I was under twilight sedation, I spent about 30 min awake in recovery before my mum took me home where I felt a bit light headed for an hour or 2. After that I was fine, virtually pain free but some period strength nurofen covered that.
I just wanted to briefly share my experience as it seems everyone is telling a few horror stories. If I was there for any other reason I would say it was a positive experience, it was a relieving one for me. I chose the surgical option because my my partner was away and I didn't think I could use this drug while breastfeeding (I have recently found out you can) I also wanted it over and done with, I didn't want the drawn out medical option.
(if anyone now of in the future wants to know where I went please pm me, I'm in WA)