I had mine out on 5th August and, although I am still very very sore, it is bearable (when compared to the original pain). I am still finding it hard to swallow - and make stupid faces whenever I do!! However, I am really focussing on the success stories in the forum, rather than dwelling on the bad. I am 35 and knew this was not going to be a picnic and rather have another baby??? NO WAY, whoever it was that said that must have had a surrogate baby!!!