YAY, Mine is out!
k so as of lastnight I am Mirena free...I feel better already. Although, I only had mine since March of 08 after my third baby. I was experiencing many of the side effects women were claiming to have including the depressive and frusterating weight gain. Rather than traveling hours away to go back to my previous OB, I made an appointment last month to get it removed by a doctor down the street who had a great rep.
The night prior to my appointment I check for my threads to make sure of no complications. I get there and ask the simple question of what to expect. With the simple response of it's quick and painless. So I was ok...the doctor goes down there and NO THREADS. After 10 minutes of beating the hell out of my cervix she hands me a perscription to get a sonogram to see where it is then orders me to come back for the next step depending on what the sonogram reveils. No other words then sends me on my way. WOMAN, you just killed my cervix now you're treating me as if nothing just happend. I could barely walk!
Then I came home upset and in pain. I took some Motrin and laid down for a bit until I had to make dinner. That night when I could finally deal with the pain I feel for my threads, THERE THEY ARE! I was pissed! So afraid to go back to the doctor, I get online and order my own speculum and forceps (both for under $20) and made my husband aware that he has another gross project to do for me. (I previously have made him sweep my membranes and other things)
Once the tools came in the mail, lastnight we went upstairs and I pulled my nightstand to the edge of the bed and covered it with a towel. I laid on the bed with my bottom on the nightstand. He had me pull my legs back and opened me up and said I have it. I was like, "No, I'm not ready". Then he said, "what do you want me to do", and before I could respond he held it up. There dangling from the forceps was my Mirena. EW! I couldn't believe that was inside of me. Painless other than i felt a bit light headed once I stood up but I think that may have been from the shock.
As I'm standing there inspecting the Mirena my husband comes back in the room and makes me pinky promise that we're not goint to get pregnant. I guess a 5yo, 2 yo, and 1 yo is too much for him not to mention all I have to say is I want a baby and I get pregnant.
So now its been about 15 hours and only a bit of brownish spotting and a very mild headache. Then again I don't think I was finished with my period.