I had surgery two weeks ago to have an embedded Mirena removed. (See below under "surgery to get mirena out" for details.)
One interesting thing - when I was talking to the surgeon afterwards, I asked how common this type of "complication" was. She disagreed with my choice of words, saying "This is so common that I wouldn't consider it a complication. It's simply one of the expected outcomes."
Yikes. If someone had told me that four years ago, I would never have considered having the Mirena put in.