I've had my IUD for 5yrs, it was due to come out in Sept. I made an appointment to get it removed. Last night my boyfriend an I decided to google and see what to expect. After reading several sights we came to the conclusion that if the strings were long and and could be reached the Dr. just pulls slowly. So after some giggling and my boyfriend begging "please, please I hate those strings I've been dieing to pull them for a year now" I finally gave in and told him he could, but if I felt any pain he had to stop. So after some more giggling an about 5min. of amazing fore play, he was cracking up and dangling it over my chest. I didn't feel anything but good! I still plan to keep my appointment, get my yearly, an have it all checked.
I have to agree the choice to remove it was easy. The decision to have a baby is another story. My boyfriend is 47 an has never had children. I have a daughter who is graduating next month an heading off to college, an a son who is 9. I'm 38 and have always said no babies after 40. So my boyfriend an I both are feeling the clock tick like its now or never, we have to make a decision soon. We have been dating for two years and have a wonderful relationship, but we both have two failed marriages under our belt and are scared to death to do the paper work again. He is my best friend and I know he would be a amazing father! I know it would be ideal to wait a good 5 yrs to completely heal from our past relationships, but frankly I don't have that long! We are considering TTC and if things continue to be as wonderful as they are now, after a pregnancy and sleepless nights, do the paper work then. On the other hand, if we decide its not working, then go on being best friends, raise the little bundle of joy together, just from different houses like I have with my older children.
Again, so glad it is out and looking forward to my body doing what its suppose to naturally, without chemicals and side effects! However, I am very unsure what to do now. I have decided, after reading how soon some of you conceived, to go today buy some condoms, and take a few months an think about it. If any of you ladies have any insight or similar situations, I would love to here your thoughts.