So. Here I am. Trying to be zen. Ha! That's funny.
I got my IUD out on October 30th. The doctor wasn't very nice. I don't like her. But it went just fine, it wasn't painful at all, and it was done! Yay! I asked if I might have spotting, and she said I might experience some withdrawal bleeding. THAT was an understatement. I essentially had a period. A pretty heavy period, for five full days. And that was what would have been day 18 of my cycle. Since I'm now on day 29, with no AF in sight, I'm not really sure where I am in my cycle, when to expect AF, or how that withdrawal bleeding affected my cycle. Weird. Maybe I should try some OPKs? I don't really want to get into all that again ... not sure what to do.
Things are crappy with my mom. Surprise! As usual, I'm not sure what to do about THAT, either.
My kids got their 4-year immunizations a couple weeks ago, and haven't wanted to take off the band-aids, so I let them keep them. I didn't think there was really any harm, but I was surprised by how long they lasted. One of Turtle's detached on one side, and I noticed that the skin was really red where the adhesive had been. I had to bribe them to get them to let me pull them off, and poor little boy, he clearly has sensitive skin. He has bright red irritated spots on both arms where the band-aids were. I feel so bad, but he says it doesn't hurt.
And that's it, really. I like the holidays (except for dealing with my mom), and it's getting cold and even raining. I'm looking forward to cooking Thanksgiving dinner, several Christmas parties, and skiing for New Years. Life is really looking very good.
But if you happen to have any advice for the mirena, I'd greatly appreciate it!