so, today i had my Mirena removed. i cannot say that was a pleasant experience, but it’s out, and i don’t have to have surgery. it was, however, not nearly as unpleasant as i expected, so it’s nothing to dread, for those out there who may have to have it done one day. i will still be getting a new Mirena as soon as possible.
the appointment was with a new ob/gyn doctor who i had never met before. so i talked to him about the prospect of surrogacy, and asked him if he would be willing to support us in this venture, or if he would prefer i go through my GP. he said that he would provide support on this end, because he deals with infertility issues regularly, so would probably have more expertise than my GP.
he’s a very professional guy, and i couldn’t read him very well, which is strange for me, as i usually read people very easily. he made a few jokes or remarks that went over my head at first, but maybe it’s just because i was nervous. he wasn’t warm and fuzzy at all, but maybe that’s better. do you really want a warm-fuzzy guy dealing with your vag? i dunno, probably not.. probably the professional guy is better 😛
so, he reiterated that we need to wait for the methotrexate to leave my body in a few months, and that he also recommends waiting until the Mirena hormones are gone too (a full cycle), but that’ll be fine once the methotrexate is gone. so, now i have another appointment with him in three months, and in the meantime, he would like us to choose a clinic, so he can order the tests that are required. he explained a bit about the tests and what they mean for women of my age. he said we can order most of them and they will be covered under the health plan, but there is one (Serum AntiMullerian Hormone) that will not be covered, and it will be $160 or so. also, i still need to go for an ultrasound, so he has a complete picture of what’s going on with my ovaries.
so, the countdown is on, i am soooo happy i didn’t have to have the Mirena surgically removed, because that would have been a long waiting list for sure, as it would have been elective… YAY!!