June 2011 after having my third child my husband & I decided we were done having children. We couldn’t afford me being out of work to get my tubes tied so I decided to go with the ‘ESSURE’ Permanent Birth control. What is ESSURE you probably are wondering. Well they are Coils that they put in both your Fallopian tubes. They are made of polyester fiber, nickel-titanium and stainless steel alloy. Everything seemed to be going well the first couple of years. But then I was having major joint & back pain and was starting to lose my hair. Then my heartburn was getting worst and it was hard for me to move around. Even was having dental issues with my fillings falling out and 2 of my teeth actually breaking and having them be removed. I went to the doctor that put the ESSURE coils in to see what was going on and that I was feeling extremely run down. He said it was in my head and that I needed to lose weight and sent me on my way. So I then went to see a RA -Arthritis doctor and he diagnosed me with Fibromyalgia & also told me to lose weight. So another year passed I tried losing weight even did the ‘Medifast’ Diet through my employer at the time. Sure I lost some weight but I was not losing my belly at all. In fact it actually started to look like I’m pregnant again. I was getting so frustrated and my pain kept getting worst. To fast forward to today 9-28-2015. I have extreme hip pain at times, joint pain, I look like I’m 3 months pregnant, I’m fatigued all the time, so tired, mood swings, my hair is extremely thin that I have to back comb over my new bald spot (embarrassing) I am not getting my periods, the back pain is unbearable. I take 6-15 ibuprofen daily to help with the pain, I take Prilosec daily for this heartburn and if I’m lucky it will help. I must rewind a bit now. I was starting to give up on how I was feeling. I was webMD my issues. I then decided one day on Facebook to look up ESSURE Problems!!! BAM!!! I found a group of amazing women who have been going through the same thing!! Finally I’m NOT alone!! I only know one amazing woman who has this done and fortunately she is doing amazing. This group gave me so much information which led me to finding me a new doctor who is wonderful!! Dr. Presthus is a OBGYN Surgeon. I waited 2 months to get in with him and it was worth the wait. He did a simple pelvic exam and ultra sound and found what was going on with me. The ESSURE coils have went through my Fallopian tubes and into my uterus. Both my Ovaries are swollen and are bubbled wrapped in cysts. I have Gallstones that are causing pain. My body is not taking to this birth control and I’m having allergic reaction to this! (Women are dying from this)
These coils have got to come out ASAP!!! The only way I can get rid of this is I am scheduled with 2 surgeons on Friday, October 9th a day after my 35th Birthday for surgery. They will be doing a full Hystrectomy, removing ESSURE, removing my Uterus and Fallopian tubes, removing my Gallbladder. I will not know till I wake up from my surgery if they take my cysts cover swollen ovaries.
I need your help!!!
It is extremely difficult and embarrassing for me to ask for help!! But I must!! I am a wife and a mother of 3. My kiddos are 13, 5 & 4. My husband and I make our family run by me working days full time bartending and my husband works overnights. 2 of them are in school full time and our little one is at home with us.
I have Zero Saved for this ordeal!! This was not planned but it’s also something that has to be done and cannot wait!! I am wrecking my kidneys and liver by taking so many over the counter pain medication.
I’ve tried going down to the county to apply for assistance for ONE month and they turned me away saying I make to much!! Are you kidding me!!! We live paycheck to paycheck. Our rent alone is $1585, car payments $418 & $275 that’s not including car insurance, utility bills, gas and FOOD for my family.
Im stressing beyond belief. What am I suppose to do?!?! Not go through with surgery and continue to watch my health go down even more. Might as well did me an early grave. Or have surgery and become healthy again so I can grow old with my husband and be there for my children!!! But what kind of a mother would I be if I were to let us get evicted or lose our transportation!! I’m so overwhelmed and stressed!! I wish I could fast forward!! I pray nightly to God and asking Jesus what do I do?!?
Well I had a 5 hour surgery Friday, October 9th. I have 6 cuts in my stomach. They removed my Uterus, Fallopian Tubes, Gallbladder and the Essure Coils. I came home from the hospital late evening on 10/10. I am still in allot of pain but already have noticed my joint paint starting to disapear. I am out of work for at least 2 and 1/2 weeks and will need to get the clear from the doctor at the time of Post Op! I will be writing more once I’m clear minded and not having pain medication in my system! I just wanted to get this going now! I copied it from my gofundme page.