January 25th, 2013

The mysterious expulsion after 2.5 years

Hello everyone -- I posted yesterday about a possible hysteroscopy regarding my lost strings. I have since deleted that post, because here's the story . . .  (cut placed for ease of reading)

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All I can figure out is I expelled it sometime during my last period, which was particularly heavy. But I never noticed!!!!! Thankfully, I checked for my strings. So glad I did.

I would be lying if I said I was OK with this experience. I placed a LOT of trust in my little copper buddy. In fact, just last month my period was a day late, and I just kept thinking, "I trust this." I feel like I was betrayed.

That being said, I'm now weighing my options. I'm leaning towards getting another Paragard. It worked perfectly for 2.5 years, and if I can get another 2 years out of it, I would be happy. Then again, I'm happy with my 2 kids, and really don't want any more, so I'm considering a tubal.

I don't want this story to freak anyone out. Like I said, it worked perfectly for a couple of years. I have no idea how or why it expelled. I'm sad, but it also gives me some time to think about my next option. (My poor husband has not been allowed to touch me in a week, and I'm thinking he'll have to wait until I get my period in 2.5 weeks!!!)