I'm glad you were able to get it out. Sounds painful though.
I am exactly 8 weeks today from my removal. I felt great at first, but two or three weeks after removal was an all time low for me. The anxiety has and probably always will be the worst side effect I experienced and it was awful for about 10 days. I'm doing ok now. I'm kind of prepared for another crash at 4 months, but I just hope it isn't anything like the one I experienced before.
Keep posting with questions and updates. There are lots of ladies here who have been through it, which I find the most comforting. At least we are not alone.