Removal Story...You may have to read my first story about me being allergic to my implanon to know a little of my story. Also I dont remember if i said this in my first post but my implanon was put in perfectly. Right at the surface where you can feel it.
Monday July the 25th I went in to get my implanon removed. I went in to what was suppose to be a 20 minute appointment. Well, the first 20 min. was spent trying to get my arm to go numb. When I first got it inserted they had to use 2% lidacaine (sp?) because my arm would not go numb right away. Well the same thing happened when it came to the removal. The next hour we spent trying to get it out. The tissue in my arm attached to the implanon, so she had to cut at the tissue to get it to come off. Well by the time that she had actually grabbed it, there was still some tissue attached. Then she lost her hold on the implanon and my arm instantly swelled and she could not get around the swollen tissue. This ended the appointment for the day. I was to come back in a week and see if another doctor could remove it.
August 1st I went in for my second appointment. If they could nor remove it, then it was going to be the OR who would remove it. Well The new doctor added more lidacaine (sp?) the first time so we would not have to continuously poke me adding more. Well that seemed to do the trick. My arm went numb. By this time there was the doctor, the nurse practitioner (who was the one to put it in and the first to try and take it out) another nurse me and my bf, all in a room about the size of a bathroom in a kinda small house or even a walk in closet. He sliced my arm open, even larger that the first small cut. Well to all of our surprise, it came out pretty easy. There was a big sigh of relief as i did not have to go to the OR. Its been over a day and I feel better already. While my arm still hurts and I have a large cut in my arm (still have yet to see how large it is due to the staryal (sp?) strips, which i can inform in a comment later when it comes off, my lower abdominal pain that i have had constantly since last August 7 has lessened to the point where its like im back to no pain. The first in a year. While I loved the fact that i did not have a period, im kinda glad that i am off of it. I am now going back on the patch. I dont remember having any issues with it besides it falling off due to tight pants. But I will stay with this group to help those who are on it and who are thinking about it.
Hope you had a good time reading my story. Please dont let my story scare you though.