I figure I'll update in 3 months with side effects and such for anyone who is curious but today it seemed prudent to share the immediate side effect that is the rather colorful, large bruise you get that no one tells you about. Strangely the bruise doesn't hurt at all. It's just a hideous color. Also I can feel the rod under my skin and it's kinda awesome.

Anyway, here's a buffer pic of cuteness before the bruise. You have been warned.


That's a normal size bandaid. The injection site still hurts a bit. Just pinches every now and then. As far as choices go, I'm very very glad I went for this instead of the IUD. The pain from the numbing and the pinching now is much preferable to the cramping I would have gotten with the IUD.