Quoting Aubrie ♡:" You may not be able to find it because it may have done what mine did and wrap around the side of your ... [snip!] ... to curl up to each side, but mine curled to one side. I can't ever find mine either, but I've had it checked a few times. "
Whew, I'm hoping so, I've been so nervous about that but my u/s came back saying it was in place, plus I have a follow up appointment on Feb.4th so I'm sure she'll go looking. I was nervous b/c I read in the pamphlet to be careful with tampons b/c you might also yank the string....thankfully I haven't needed them yet, but i wanted to be prepared when I do and hope I'm not yanking everything out with them, lol.
P.S. Thanks a ton for your responses, I've googled this quite a bit but it's always great to hear one on one experiences. Two of my girlfriends also have the Mirena but they are both convinced that they have different ones than I do b/c apparently the packaging on them were different and they were both told they would have regular periods, where I was told mine would eventually stop....theirs came in small boxes and mine came in a massive box. I honestly didn't think they had different kinds, so I'm planning to ask my doc. about it when I see her.