Hi redk....I just wanted to tell you to enjoy your trip. If you feel you can handle it with the Mirena in, then you can handle it with it out. I had a few bad days, starting the 3rd day post removal. Just relax and have a beer or glass of wine, whatever you need to do to relax. If you have family or friends with you, that should help. I always seemed to have more anxiety when alone. I relaxed when I had someone around, just in case. Wishing you a speedy recovery!