I’m a total wimp. Removal of the hallowed IUD was a cinch. A little pressure, a small gasp and BAM! I am a free woman.
A really free woman. In the history of my sexually active life, I’ve never been without birth control of some sort or another. And right now – for all intents and purposes – I could have a baby. I could conceive. It’s. So. Strange.
My doctor – whom I will really miss – gave me a prescription for 4mg of folic acid and told me to buy a pack of condoms. Despite my psychiatrist’s advice to “just try,” my ob/gyn advises that lithium fully leave my system. That won’t actually happen for a while. I’m in my last two weeks of 300mg, and then I have one more month of 150mg and then (to be on the safest side possible) two weeks before lithium is fully and absolutely out of my system. K is so excited (NOT)!
I’m wondering if I should ask my psych to shorten the 150mg month to two weeks, but I think I’m being a doofus. I can live for two months with condoms, right? Right? I think I should start planning something special for Labor Day weekend RIGHT NOW.