I’ve been thinking of having my IUD removed since I got it really. It’s weirded me out having a plastic “T” living inside of me. You’d think, after having another person grow in there I’d be just fine with anything. Today I saw this post over at Peaceful Parenting, and it reminded me I want it gone.
Rebecca from Girls Gone Child even wrote about having hers removed, here at Straight From the Bottle, right after I had mine inserted. Reading her accounts, and the slew of others, made me really think twice about my decision to have a foreign body chillin’ out in my uterus.
I wanted to love it. I wanted it to be the magic bullet that kept me baby free for the next 5 years. I even fought with my old doctor years ago, years before I had a child, to let me get one. They rarely give childless women the option for fear of being sued in case it screws up your chances to have children down the road. I was pissed though, because I had let this same doctor laser off part of my cervix to make sure any precancerous cells didn’t survive. The same risk was taken…though I guess it was “for my health” rather than just for birth control.
I’ve been spotting since day one. I actually thought I got my period back in January. But I guess that was just the IUD settling in to it’s new home. I was placed on a round of antibiotics after the “period” ended but the spotting did not. Well the drugs worked for a while, but they also brought on a horrible case of thrush in both myself and my babe. Not something I’m willing to do again. And I’m still freakin’ spotting!
Not only are my insides leaking out, but I’m breaking out. My face looks like I’ve reverted back to my teen years (though, to be honest, I had nicer skin in H.S. than I do now). It may sound vain, but who cares? I want my pretty skin back!
Another thing I’m concerned with is the fact that I’ve yet to stop breastfeeding. When I do stop, it might be nice to actually let my body recover from all the added hormones and level out.
So I’ve scheduled an appointment with my OB/GYN to have it yanked tomorrow morning.