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I had my mirena IUD inserted in June 2009. My 3rd baby was about 8 weeks old and I wanted something a little more permanent for birth control. The initial insertion hurt a little and I was crampy that whole day but nothing too unbearable.
I finally stopped having periods after a few months and for the majority of the past 5 years when I have had one it was very light.
My 5 years were up in June and we decided we wanted to have another baby but not quite yet. I went in to have the mirena taken out towards the end of July. Our local health nurse was able to grab the strings but it would not budge. She ended up breaking a small portion of the string and did not want to mess with it any further. She recommended I make an appointment with my OB/GYN.
Yesterday, I went in for my appointment (after a 3 hour drive). She went to grab it and was not able to locate the strings. She kept digging and took a sweeper tool a few times trying to locate the IUD. She kept asking if I was sure it had not fallen out. This was very uncomfortable and painful. She eventually stopped and said I would need to have an ultrasound done.
They performed a pelvic and transvaginal ultrasound and were able to find the IUD. It is still in my uterus but appears to be embedded or tangled. She said I would need to go into the OR where they can make me more comfortable to be able to remove it. She will be going in doing a hysteroscopy (camera through my cervix) to try and remove it. If that does not work they will have to go in through my stomach.
I have not had any major pain but I do have some discomfort on the side the IUD seems to be stuck in. I am so nervous for this and I am very disappointed as this should have been easy to remove.
Has anyone else had issues with an IUD? What type of birth control do you prefer?
I love chocolate chip cookies. I came across a recipe that included pudding and thought it sounded good....so I stuffed away in the recipe basket. My husband found it awhile back and has become famous for these delicious cookies! I claim credit for finding the recipe while he of course thinks it's his baking skills!
These cookies stay nice and soft and have a delicious vanilla taste!!
I used to be extremely smart with money. I paid extra on the few bills I had and only used a credit card to build credit (always having the cash to pay it right off). Over time I got married, had more kids and we have had a home to fix up, vacations to take, things to buy, etc! I have been feeling a little overwhelmed with the amount of credit cards we have and I have decided to take the steps to get rid of it!
I knew I needed to have some sort of system in place to keep me organized and motivated. I love Dave Ramsey's advice but wanted to take it a little further. Lindsay over at One Beautiful Home Blog has the neatest printable workbook for debt! It has a websites and passwords sheet, yearly bill tracker, snowball worksheets, etc. It is the perfect yearly overview without getting me too overwhelmed!
The last thing I will be using is this awesome excel spreadsheet from Trees Full of Money! You put in your debt, interest rates & minimum payment and it shows you when you can have everything paid off!
I will also be cutting back on impulse purchases (gas station sodas, snacks, etc), trying to stick with a food budget, and realizing what is a need and a want!
I have some small goals and some important reasons for wanting to do this.
I want more time with my kids
I don't want to feel tied down because of bills
I want the freedom to save for something and pay for it (not on a credit card for 10 years)
My sister & I just started making hair accessories =o) We have had a lot of interest and decided to make facebook page. We are trying to get more likes & would appreciate all the help we can get! You can view our page HERE. Legit Accessories offers hair accessories as well as jewelry for the time being. A few of our products..... Would love to hear any feedback below!